I think we have all heard or even (insert cringe) said those words "It's all about you" to somebody in our lifetime. We take that statement to be a judgement against others for being selfish in their words or actions. In fact you probably were right in your assessment of the situation but your delivery may have lacked a bit. So how does this topic relate to everyone else in society that holds the door for others, may be you let people cut in line at the buffet or even put your self out to avoid "one of those scenes" that makes you uncomfortable. Well step right up! I have some great news and a bit of insight to change how you perceive being selfish. First off, I am going to take off the kid gloves and let you have the real truth. It is all about you! Yep, I said it and I am going to post it on the inter web for all to see. It has to be about you in so many ways or you are doing the world a disservice by not being your best. Remember when you met someone for the first time and they seemed interesting, well put together, funny, charming, maybe in great shape or had something really unique about them? Thats what happens when you invest in yourself. You not only become those things to the 10X degree but your physiology changes to match your focus. Think about it. If you put yourself first when it came to your health where would you be in 6 months? If you read more books that excite you instead of watching television how would you feel? If you wore that funky jacket that everybody hates but you love it, does that add to your sense of self? None of these things is bad in and of themselves, they are only bad when the override or detract from your daily responsibilities. So now it looks like I am back peddling, but I'm not. Instead I am saying look through the spaces in the fence that keep you in your own backyard and limit you. Look at those spaces as small bites of time that you can use of to make your life "All About You! Finding the time for just you is unfathomably important and makes everyone around more appreciative of the person you are and not to mention how you will begin to perceive your own importance and unique gifts. So give it a try, be selfish and have a bit of fun!
Brent Tibbetts (Me)