I would like to share a very powerful observation I made about life. I now understand the importance of the number 1 and the significance of the word “first”. Some people think they are being selfish if they take care of themselves first. You cannot truly take care of others if you are unable to take care of yourself. If you are on an airplane you have to put on your mask first, before you can attend to your child or children.
Taking care of yourself “first”, does not mean taking care of you “only”. If you take care of yourself only, then you are indeed selfish. But when you understand the importance of taking care of number 1, your life becomes better. The number 1, is very powerful. Every change that must occur in your life starts with you. You must first be ready for a change and then take the first step. This is why the first day of the year is so significant to many. It’s that day when you get to decide how you are going to proceed for the rest of the year. Day 1 sets the tone.
Every dream, or goal starts with that first step. 1 minute in your life can make a big difference. So can 1 day, 1 month and 1 year. The number 1 has become very valuable to me this year for some reason. I realize that I have 1 life to live and I cannot waste 1 second, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month or 1 year. In order for me to live my best life, I have to take care of number 1.
In 2018, I will continue to look out for all my loved ones, as I normally do, but I will make sure I am taking extra care of #1. The better I treat me, will result in better treatment for them. I will continue to address my spirituality and maintain a great exercise routine. I will go behind my dreams like a savage. I will ensure that I remain present to enjoy everything that life has to offer.
So many people say the world is an evil place. Nothing is wrong with the world, it’s the people in it that are evil. For 2018. I am pressing reset and that number is 1. Every second of my life needs to be a happy one. As such, I will be walking away from the people and situations that do not bring out the number 1 in me.
I have come to realize that unhappy people hurt people. All of these people are unhappy because they do not truly know how to love number 1. The world would be a better place if more people knew how to treat themselves right without being selfish. So I urge you all not to take yourselves for granted in 2018. Take care of number 1 so this world will be a better place. Go out there and do you and stop resenting others who have discovered the secret to “good living”. Spread love and not hate. What you give out is what you will get back.
P.S. When you see me in these streets living my best life, don’t say I did not warn you😎💕.