Being selfish is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Now before you get all bent out of shape about someone who proclaims that being selfish is a good thing, let us define what selfish means in this case:
Selfish: Being ruthlessly committed to being the best version of yourself above all others. Putting your own self improvement first and foremost.
I’m not talking about you not sharing things or lacking consideration for others. I am talking about choosing to take care of yourself first.
If you are not the best version of yourself, or in the process of working on it, then you are shortchanging those around you.
If you aren’t taking care of yourself what makes you think that you can take care of everyone else as effectively as possible?
The example I always think of is what you are told to do in case of a emergency on a airplane. The stewardess tells you that if the oxygen masks fall down that you need to secure YOUR oxygen mask FIRST before you assist others.
Why? Because if you don’t and you pass out, you won’t be able to help anyone else!
Now apply that situation to your own life.
Are you taking care of your health first – by eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep?
Are you taking care of your mind first – by reading, studying, learning, meditating?
Are you taking care of your relationships first – by prioritizing a date night, one on one time with your kids, showing appreciation to the people in your life for who they are?
Are you taking care of your business first – by being the best at your job, starting a business, controlling your financial well being?
You need to be ruthlessly selfish about doing these things FIRST. Not later. FIRST. For you.
YOU have to come first in your life.
YOU have to take care of yourself first.
YOU have to make yourself the #1 priority
Everything else in your life will fall in the place where it is supposed to when you are selfishly taking care of you.
Now go be the most selfish person in the world. You owe it to yourself.