I feel like the word selfish is misused a lot. I fully believe that I am in a phase in my life where I need to be selfish so that I can develop and be in a position to be selfless. Does that mean the outcomes from the choices I am making come at the expense of the well-being of others? Of course not! In fact, I’ve been told I am extremely generous with my time and energy. However, the reality is it all is happening in a very selfish phase in my life, and I do believe it is best for me.
As always, it all comes down to intentions! Over a lifetime, my selfish decisions are going to be judged more than my selfless actions. I know that I am doing the right things for the right reasons, and that I give more than I take, even if I prioritize myself more than I should sometimes. I believe what is best for me is my own personal development and self-awareness, which will convert into being able to show up better for others.
How does this tie into positivity? It’s about having faith in yourself and trusting your process, keeping a positive outlook on your path, and incorporating self-love. You need to have a full bucket before you can fill someone else’s. Keeping a positive mindset through every decision will help you arrive to that final destination.