I’m selfish and I think you should be too. Here’s why…

Have you ever caught yourself being envious of someone because he or she is doing things that you’d love to do BUT…

  • You don’t have enough money
  • You don’t have time
  • You don’t know where to begin

And you know what’s happening next?

You do nothing and you come back to your daily routine, convincing yourself that you don’t have any choice.

It’s so easy to come up with excuses…

Do you remember when you were a kid?

If you reaaaaaally wanted something you’d do anything in your power to make your parents give it to you, including:

  • Begging with your eyes like the Puss in Boots from Shrek (it was my secret weapon ^^)
  • Being kind with your parents for whatever reason (that’s my lil sister’s secret weapon!)
  • Doing the dishes
  • Rolling yourself on the floor
  • Stop eating
  • Crying and screaming like a baby

Well, you got my point, right?

At that time, excuses didn’t mean a thing to you.

Why now that you’re a grown up things have changed?

Ok, of course crying and screaming like a baby isn’t an option anymore to get what you want. My point is: why don’t you come up with X ideas/solutions to be able to do/have/be what you want?

What’s stopping you to make “it” happen?

And don’t come up with your bullshit excuses again.

The only thing that’s stopping you from achieving anything you want in your life is yourself.

You are your number #1 enemy

Because you’re not allowing yourself to achieve what you want, guess what? You’ll never achieve “it”.

Stop being hard on yourself and start making plans to achieve anything you want in your life.

And do only the things that matter to you.

Yes, be selfish.

Are you afraid of what people will say about you?

There will always be people to judge you and to criticize you.

So, what?

It will happen no matter what you’re doing anyway. The more you let these people affect you, the more you’re giving them power over you.

So you better be selfish and ignore them so that you can do things that will make YOU happy.

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Storyteller on the road. Read Shyrwyn’s articles on her travel blog and on Medium.

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