Oct 25, 2019 - 03:43 PM
If you want to be a specialized physician, you’re going to spend most of your twenties working harder than many of us could ever imagine (because that's what needs to be done in order to become a physician). Again, this is not a sacrifice. It's an investment of time.
Maybe you work 80 hours per week through your twenties and thirties while investing and saving so you can retire at 45. That is not a sacrifice — those are the steps you have laid out to achieve a targeted goal. If you are being productive and moving closer to your desired outcome, that is not a sacrifice — that is having a clear vision about the direction you want to take. I have yet to work with anyone who has felt that they "sacrificed" or "wasted" their twenties by focusing on their careers.