Sacrifice: v. to extremely attach to a goal(s) which frequently causes an extreme decrease in the variety of personal goals and/or a large change in material wealth
Sacrifice means ignoring many desirable personal goals in the pursuit of one or relatively few other goals such as extreme wealth and/or professional success.
Altruists are not the only ones making personal sacrifices to achieve their primary goal.
Many leaders and celebrities sacrifice family, close friendships, and relatively mundane pleasures for leadership or celebrity success.
Working hard to acquire new skills and knowledge seems like sacrificing a life of leisure and indulgence for many but to the hard workers it is means opening up new possibilities for future beneficial opportunities.
If you are not ignoring important things then you are not sacrificing them and if you are ignoring trivial things then sacrificing them is almost an obligation.
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