Choose yourself first. Sounds selfish, doesn’t it?
Reminds me of a kid in school when I was growing up. He would always run to be the first in line, or to grab the best seat or the favorite swing. Encompassed by his amusement of being faster than everyone else, he was oblivious to our chagrin.
Choose yourself first.
Brian Tracy says, If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
Self-development. Choose yourself first.
Consider this. I don’t know any happy and prosperous people with a self-contempt attitude toward themselves. I don’t know any happy and successful persons with bruises from beating themselves up over mistakes and setbacks. The happy and successful people I know hold a humble confidence in themselves. A determination. That’s self-development.
They’ve spent time in their backyard and faced any personal obstacles or demons in their thought process that could block their goals. They’ve examined any feelings of inadequacy and shortcomings that would prevent their confidence. They learned their weaknesses and managed them rather than excuse them or blame someone else for their existence. That’s self-development. Taking care of business with yourself, ahead of any pursuits. Choose yourself first.
Could you prosper from self-development? Would you benefit from looking for any flaws in your attitude? Can you see areas where being stubborn is holding you back? Do you notice any control tendencies in yourself? Or are you experiencing negative self-talk, those conversations in your head where you degrade yourself? Are there areas in your thought process that could be changed so happiness and success can arrive?
It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.–Anthony Robbins
Choose yourself first.
Where are you today in your self-development? Don’t allow regrets of yesterday to undermine the success you can obtain and the happiness you can have today. You deserve every joy in life. If you struggle to believe that, then the regrets and failures of yesterday are imprisoning you today in a confinement of self-contempt.
Choose today to banish from your mind any self-degrading thoughts and feelings of inadequacy. Work on yourself first. Then your energy and attention are free to focus on a happy and prosperous destiny. Choose yourself first.
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