Selfish Column Post 1
Selfish (of person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
With a definition like this, no wonder why many of us are hesitant to show self-love. Self-love in many society come with a negative connotation. It’s almost as if all that you learn about yourself when you were a child had to be thrown out the window for the sake of being humble. What I mean by this is that as children we are taught to love our flaws, are told we are beautiful/handsome, smart and can be anything we want to be in this world. ———->Fast forward to your young adult years and adult years and try telling yourself those things around people you know, without being looked at or welcomed with looks and comments such, you’re conceited, full of yourself, “cocky”, or lack humbleness. I mean if they don’t say it to your face, chances are is being said behind your back. We live in a time that the thought of believing in yourself and giving your work the credit you believe you it deserve before anyone else does is received negatively. Due to this we have created a world of maybes, what if, not “good” enough and lack of self-motivation (at least that is my view and opinion of it). I’m here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with loving yourself, cheering for your accomplishment and giving yourself praise you want before anyone else does. Because if you are not happy with who you are and what you are doing, you can never be your best around those you care for.
The goal for this blog is to ultimately teach others (including myself) how to take control of our wants and needs, whenever and wherever; because learning to take a step back from others and focusing on yourself does not mean you are shutting others out but rather opening yourself to a world full of YOUR potentials and happiness.
Special thanks to my friend David Nolet for believing in me and pushing me to start this project.