What amount are you willing to pay for success in any given area? People want success in their marriage, finances, business, life, etc.; but most are unwilling to pay the price. They would rather have someone else pick up the tab while they enjoy the free ride.
In marriage, one person wants to assume none of the responsibility for making the marriage work, but enjoy all of its benefits. The same scenario occurs with finances and other situations. This is one reason why so many spouses are left holding an empty bag when a spouse has died.
Millions of dollars from potential insurance death benefits are never claimed because the surviving spouse never took the time to know about their spouse’s family business affairs. The spouse enjoyed spending the money but never had the time to learn how to protect it in case of loss.
Various prices have to be paid for any and everything. However, someone has to be willing to pay the price for it. How much are you willing to pay? How much you are willing to pay for something may not be the price others are willing to pay; but the price you are willing to pay determines the value of the reward. No one likes laboring for something while perfectly healthy people, who could have assisted, get to enjoy the results of their labor without having to pay any cost.
It should be understood that not all of us have the same amount of resources, but there should be an equal sacrifice. If you solicit the help of others, you should be willing to help them while they are helping you. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. paid the ultimate price of losing his life for the success of his generation, as did others. Others paid with lost wages, suffered beatings, and had homes burned to the ground. It may not equate to equal amounts paid, but it is equal sacrifice. Help others while others are helping you.