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What will you sacrifice in order to live your extraordinary passion?

The desire to live out one's passion always seems to come at a price. The stuff you'll have to give up is not just one but many things. Take a MD to-be for example, other than the sleepless nights and bulk of money he's throwing in just to complete the long and tedious road of education, he would have to endure the pressure coming from the society on various decisions he has to make in life.

Here is a young undergraduate at internship pondering about her passion. I am aspired to become a physician. Yesterday I stumbled upon an article,
10 things you need to give up to become a doctor
http://www.doceatdoc.com/sacrifices-to-become-a-doctor/
Maybe it's easier said than done but I feel like I'm ready to give them all up except for #6. This dream this passion has been the greatest source of motivation for a slacker like me to work hard in college.

What's your passion?
Is there a limit to how much you would sacrifice for it?

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    Aug 9 2013: Yuzhou, Everything we do in life involves loss and gain, rewards and consequences, and so forth. The desire to be a doctor is a conscience decision to dedicate your life to that pursuit. Once that decision is made it is no longer a sacrifice but accepted "bumps" in the road to achieve the goal.

    Many go to a job each day to provide for their families when their hearts are wishing they could be jumping rope, their true passion. However, they know that jumping rope pay really sucks ... so they sacrifice and continue to do what is best for the common good of all involved.

    The real question becomes (at least to me) what is the line between sacrifice and being selfish or self centered.

    Take a second and look back at how many dreams your (all) parents were set aside or abandoned to make a better life for you and the family. In most families this generally happens to the Mother. She may have been a promising dancer, musician, painter, etc ... but for love she set all of that aside.

    As for me .... I was to be King of the Universe but after my first born I advocated to be with the family. LOL.

    I wish you well. Bob.

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