"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed," Hemingway.
The word sacrifice means sacri-holy, and fice-to make. Making sacrifices, bleeding makes something holy, sacred, special, a cut above, something unique and other.
We all make sacrifices, we sacrifice immediate gratification for long term goals, we work late hours to create great companies that give people what they need, create jobs, feed families.
The question is, when last did you bleed when creating your work?
Get skin in the game.