It’s OK to be Selfish

Drake’s been on a roll. His hit “God’s Plan” especially has been his longest number 1 track on the billboard. Whilst the good track, warm video and strong message of the song resonated with most people, one part of that song really got to me:

She say, “Do you love me?” I tell her, “Only partly”
I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry

It’s a simple line that means a lot. Well, to me.

At the turn of the year, as cliche, as it sounds, I decided to take on a simple new years resolution:

I’ll be an inspiration to myself”

With this decision, I have changed quite a few things about myself, such as:

  • Health – With direction and advice from a friend I have started the ketogenic diet. A brief intro into it can be watched here. I have also gotten myself a gym membership and currently work out 3 – 4 times a week. After receiving results in the first month my thinking shifted. Why take the elevator when it’s just 3 flights of stairs?
  • Wealth – I have increased my monthly savings so that once it accumulates I can meet afore decided goals. Such as visiting Australia and New Zealand next year. I have also decided to spend a lot less, focusing more on the things that matter.
  • Time – I used to be someone who would willfully waste time. Finding reason in John Lennon’s famous quote: “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
    But time wasted is time wasted. Now I spend more time doing things that move me. If I’m in a place that’s going nowhere, I leave, I move.
  • Knowledge – I had trouble reading and to an extent learning. I shut myself off from the social and startup circles where one goes to be inspired. Now, I slowly get back to the game.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s okay if you disappoint your friends by leaving the party early. It’s fine to skip watching a movie on the premiere night so you can catch up on a podcast on business management. It’s okay to tell someone you care that you have to let them go because you want to better yourself.

It’s OK to be selfish.

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