The key to being a successful intern is what we give up - sleep, friends, a normal life. We sacrifice it all for that one amazing moment, that moment when you can legally call yourself a surgeon.
That are days that make the sacrifice seem worthwhile. And then there are the days where everything feels like a sacrifice. And there are the sacrifices that you can't even figure out why you are making.
A wise man once said, "You can have everything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it." What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle, you better decide how much you are willing to lose.
Too often, going after what feels good means letting go of what you know is right. Adn letting someone in means abandoning the walls you've spent a lifetime building.
Of course the tougher sacrifices are the ones we don't see coming.
When we don't have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side, or to measure the potential loss, when that happens, when the battle chooses us and not the other way around - that's when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear.
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