Sacrifice and simplicity go hand in hand.
Living simply assumes that sacrificial choices must be made. We can’t continually add to our lives without saying no at times.
We love to accumulate. We love to say yes — to things, to people, to events.
We have to say “no” if we are going to have sustainably effective lives.
Sometimes, “No” is easy. Sometimes, “No” is tough but it’s a simple and obvious choice.
But often “No” is the last thing we want to say.
That’s where sacrifice comes in. That’s where a simplified and focused life also begins.
Where do you need to say “No”?
To whom do you need to say it?
What thing do you need to cut out of your life?
Where do you want to go and what’s blocking your way?
What old habit no longer serves you?