The More You Sacrifice, The More You Care.
I know that I am a selfish person. I have been all my life. I genuinely care about people but I know that I’ve cared about myself more. One of the greatest realizations I’ve had about myself is that selfishness bears the burden of not being content with life and emotional suffering. I love my family and friends to the moon and back, I would do anything for them, sometimes reluctantly so, though. That is an awful, dark and shameful way to be and I HATE that about myself.
Inside, I know the right thing to do, the right way to be but PRIDE is such an ugly and powerful foe. Recently, I hit a breaking point. I felt myself being pulled down a little further than I was willing to deal with. My dog needed to see a vet for dry skin and itching, my family needed help with their business, my friends needed me to be stronger and more giving but I was just far too busy building my own life to take a second for someone else.
“I’m done”, I thought to myself. I reached deep and against what my programming wanted me to do, I took my dog to the vet (I really hate myself for this one, guys), I made a high quality commercial for my parent’s business and I started asking my friends what they wanted to accomplish in life and made it a personal quest to aid them in their endeavors. What a rewarding feeling to experience, the burdens I stacked upon my own back didn’t feel so heavy anymore. This elusive emotion called “JOY” flooded my life and filled my days.
It is so easy to fall back into a shallow and lonely world of “me, myself and I” but those little things that your heart is screaming at you to finally face, that’s the key to setting yourself free. We always know the right thing to do and as one of my favorite people Gary Vaynerchuk likes to say, “doing the right thing is always the right thing.” Gary’s Vaynerchuk