Hey!!! How is your week going? Are you owning it like a boss? Wait, Did you see the title? What do you mean do I have what it takes to be selfish? Just that. We are talking about a topic in a different way, but let’s go with it. Trust me!!! Selfish!!! I have your best interest here.
Well, what DOES the word mean?
It has such negative notions attached doesn’t it? Just saying the word “selfish” almost causes a snarl and a slight spitting action. Try to say it! Right? Did you immediately think of a co-worker or family member? Shhh, I won’t tell.
Are we putting undue judgement on a word? At Just Left of Perfect you will hear perspective talked about a lot!!! It’s your super power people!!!! Let’s use it.
So….DO you have what it takes to be selfish? Here is your challenge: Take an afternoon, an hour or 20 minutes and be selfish. Do exactly as the definition says. Let’s look at it:
First it says “Lacking consideration for others” I’m not suggesting that you abandon your children, your job, your marriage, etc. We must be responsible after all…right? So, after responsibly making sure everything/everyone is where it/they should be, then you can completely have a lack of consideration for others. See? Instead focus on yourself. Your breathing, journaling, nails, hair, a new book. Go ahead, give yourself to it.
Second, “Concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure” Isn’t that a wonderful sentence?
Why do some companies provide gym memberships or on site massage or smoothie bars for their employees? Because happy employees are productive employees. And productive employees create profits.
Insert YOU!! In all of your deserving, nourishing, self serving selfish glory. If you are run down and resentful (come on, now) how are you giving yourself wholeheartedly everywhere you are needed? How can you shine?
When we pencil ourselves in we feel refreshed and rejuvenated. You know it’s true. Then we are better mothers, wives, lovers, friends, employees, etc. I’d rather be better than bitter.
And the profit part? I’m sure there is a possibility of monetary profit, but I’m thinking more along the lines of life enrichment. A better quality of life. One that is rich in laughter and sincerity and wonder and curiosity and joy!!!! Are you smiling yet???
Do you accept the challenge? Do you have what it takes to be selfish? Is your calendar out? Seriously?
If you do accept the challenge tell me about it. Take a pic and post it to my Facebook page.
There are plenty of selfish things you can do for little or no money. I’ll post some tomorrow.
Thank you for hanging with me.
Be you. Be beautiful. Be imperfect.