It's OK to be selfish


Jan 18, 2021

 by Chris Romulo
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“𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷ð˜Ķ ð˜Ū𝘚 𝘧ð˜Ēð˜Ū𝘊𝘭𝘚 ð˜Ēð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ 𝘐’ð˜Ĩ ð˜Ĩ𝘰 ð˜Ēð˜Ŋ𝘚ð˜ĩð˜Đ𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ļ ð˜Ēð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ ð˜Ķ𝘷ð˜Ķð˜ģ𝘚ð˜ĩð˜Đ𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ļ ð˜ąð˜°ð˜īð˜ī𝘊ð˜Ģ𝘭ð˜Ķ 𝘧𝘰ð˜ģ ð˜ĩð˜Đð˜Ķð˜Ū”.âĢ

âĢI was blessed to have this thought ðĒ𝐧𝐠ðŦ𝐚ðĒ𝐧𝐞𝐝 ðĒ𝐧 ðĶ𝐞 from when I was just a kid. âĢ âĢ

Watching my mom do ð˜Ē𝘭𝘭 ð˜ĩð˜Đð˜Ēð˜ĩ ð˜īð˜Đð˜Ķ ð˜Ī𝘰ð˜ķ𝘭ð˜Ĩ to keep her family happy and healthy.
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So naturally, ð°ðĄðžð§ 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚ðĶ𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐝, I went “ð˜Ē𝘭𝘭 𝘊ð˜Ŋ” into provide for my own family.

 

But in the process of doing that, 𝐈 ðĨðĻ𝐎𝐭 𝐎ðĒð ðĄð­ of taking care of me. âĢ

✔ïļ 𝘞𝘰ð˜ģ𝘎𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ļ ð˜ĩð˜Đð˜Ķ ð˜Ŋ𝘊ð˜Ļð˜Đð˜ĩ ð˜īð˜Đ𝘊𝘧ð˜ĩ. âĢ âĢ

✔ïļ 𝘌ð˜Ēð˜ĩ𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ļ 𝘭𝘊𝘎ð˜Ķ ð˜Īð˜ģð˜Ēð˜ą. âĢ âĢ
✔ïļ 𝘈ð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ ð˜Ĩð˜ģ𝘊ð˜Ŋ𝘎𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ļ ð˜Ķ𝘷ð˜Ķð˜ģ𝘚 ð˜Ŋ𝘊ð˜Ļð˜Đð˜ĩ ð˜ĩ𝘰 “ð˜ļ𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ ð˜Ĩ𝘰ð˜ļð˜Ŋ”. âĢ
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And at 23 years old, I found myself at 𝐑𝐎𝐂𝐊 𝐁𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐎𝐌 with my mental and physical health.
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It affected ðĶðē ðĐ𝐞ðŦ𝐟ðĻðŦðĶ𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 at work.
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It ðĪðĒðĨðĨ𝐞𝐝 my relationships. âĢ âĢ
 
But most of all, it 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 ðĶðē ðĒ𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭ðĒ𝐭ðē of who I knew I could be as partner and a dad. âĢ âĢ
 
Emotionally and psychologically, I ð˜īð˜ąð˜ķð˜Ŋ 𝘊ð˜Ŋ ð˜Ī𝘊ð˜ģð˜Ī𝘭ð˜Ķð˜ī trying to makes sense of who I was. âĢ âĢ
 
𝐈 𝐟𝐞ðĨ𝐭 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓. âĢ âĢ
 
Until, I decided that nothing around me was going to change unless 𝐈 ðĶ𝐚𝐝𝐞 ð­ðĄðž 𝐝𝐞𝐜ðĒ𝐎ðĒðĻ𝐧 to change. âĢ âĢ
 
And the change started from ð˜ĩð˜Đð˜Ķ 𝘊ð˜Ŋð˜ī𝘊ð˜Ĩð˜Ķ, 𝘰ð˜ķð˜ĩ. âĢ âĢ
 
It started with a goal.âĢ âĢ
 
The goal of becoming an example of who I wanted ðĶðē 𝟐 ðē𝐞𝐚ðŦ ðĻðĨ𝐝 𝐎ðĻ𝐧 to become...a human being that is 𝐀𝗊𝐀𝐑𝐄 and 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 of embracing ðĐðĄðē𝐎ðĒ𝐜𝐚ðĨ 𝐜ðŪðĨ𝐭ðŪðŦ𝐞… âĢ âĢ
 
𝘔ð˜Ķð˜Ŋð˜ĩð˜Ē𝘭 ð˜īð˜ĩð˜ģð˜Ķð˜Ŋð˜Ļð˜ĩð˜Đ, Physical 𝘊ð˜Ēð˜ąð˜Ēð˜Ģ𝘊𝘭𝘊ð˜ĩ𝘚 𝘈ð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ ð˜šð˜ąð˜Šð˜ģ𝘊ð˜ĩð˜ķð˜Ē𝘭 𝘗ð˜Ķð˜ģð˜īð˜Ķ𝘷ð˜Ķð˜ģð˜Ēð˜Ŋð˜Īð˜Ķ.âĢ âĢ
 
To truly care for others, 𝐈𝐓 𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 that you put yourself at the top of the list.âĢ âĢ
 
Sure, it is noble to ð˜īð˜Ēð˜Īð˜ģ𝘊𝘧𝘊ð˜Īð˜Ķ 𝘧𝘰ð˜ģ ð˜ĩð˜Đð˜Ķ 𝘭𝘊𝘷ð˜Ķ𝘭𝘊ð˜Đ𝘰𝘰ð˜Ĩ of the ones that rely on you. âĢ âĢ
 
But, it is 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅𝐈𝐒𝐇 to put YOU first. âĢ âĢ
 
It is 𝐕𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐋 that you... âĢ âĢ
 
✔ïļ Recognize that your habit of saying, “𝘐’𝘭𝘭 ð˜īð˜ĩð˜Ēð˜ģð˜ĩ ð˜ĩ𝘰ð˜Ū𝘰ð˜ģð˜ģ𝘰ð˜ļ” is just 𝐋𝐈𝐏 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐄.âĢ âĢ
✔ïļ Understand that, “ð˜Ŧð˜ķð˜īð˜ĩ 𝘰ð˜Ŋð˜Ķ ð˜Ū𝘰ð˜ģð˜Ķ ð˜ģ𝘰ð˜ķð˜Ŋð˜Ĩ” is just one more excuse to 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐂𝐊.âĢ âĢ
✔ïļ Acknowledge that 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝗊𝐀𝐘 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐊 dictates the action you take towards your health.âĢ âĢ
 
So make the decision 𝐓𝐎 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 for a better you, so that you can fight for 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒 𝗊𝐇𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐑 in your world. âĢ âĢ
 
What is going to be the cost of you putting your health on the 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐁𝐔𝐑𝐍𝐄𝐑, again and again? âĢ âĢ

 

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