Thinking about oneself is selfless
For many people the statement above sounds completely selfish - but it is not.
We live in a world where being selfish is considered almost a sin, while giving time, money or anything else to others is considered a good thing to do.
Whereas being there for others is definitely a good thing to do, you cannot truly be there for anybody who needs it if you are not first there for yourself.
"Charity starts at home", they say. True.
For instance, how could you offer true comfort to anybody in emotional pain if you find yourself emotionally unstable?
Thinking about oneself will help you to know yourself, your needs and wants, your strengths and weaknesses.
When you know what you have, you know what you can offer.
Thinking about oneself is also important to choose your way of life.
Questions like "What do I want?", "What do I see myself doing in the future?", "What makes me happy?", arise when you dedicate time to think about yourself.
This type of questions lead you to self-knowledge and change, for there cannot be any real change or progress if there is not a certain amount of self-knowledge and desire to 'build' oneself.
One of the benefits of thinking about oneself positively consists in achieving personal goals.
When you think about what you want and you focus on it in a positive way, persistently and with an eye open for opportunities, small "coincidences" start to happen that take you closer to your goal.
In the same line, to really realize yourself and pursue your wants you need to be clear about who you are and what you want.
This will start giving you answers to the questions 'What should I be doing with my life?' and 'Why am I here?'
An interesting journey starts ;)
Don't misunderstand me here, people are also a priority.
For someone whose goal is to have a good family life, their family members are important and so is spending time with them and interacting with them. That is a priority for many people.
However, if your priority was to create an internet business to allow you to work for yourself, then spending time outdoors partying every day would not help you achieve your goal.
You get the drift.
I encourage you to take some time daily to think about yourself: where you are in life, where you want to be, what makes you happy, the people you want to have around you.
Not only will you be more clear about who you and your goals are, but also it is in your getting bigger and better that you can give a hand to those who are following the same path.
"The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them. The successful need someone to be kind to."
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