Daily Nugget of Gold 678
Please Be More Selfish
We are not only imploring you to be more selfish, we are pleading with you to be as selfish as you can be! Now how many friends do you suppose you’d have if this is the way you acted? How many people would love you if you were extremely selfish? More than you’d think. In fact, you’d not only attract to yourself more people in your life who love you and care about you, but you’d also notice the people already in your life appreciating you far more than they do already. All it takes is for you to become much more selfish than you currently are!
Please take careful note that we did not say we want you to become more greedy or stingy. We want you to be fully involved, however, when it comes to selfishness! We want you to feel absolutely no guilt in treating yourself to the very best life has to offer! Do you know of people who have tons of money and are still very miserable? That should give you a clue as to what we mean here. People who have piles of cash but still feel horrible haven’t discovered just how great it is to be selfish. Oh, they may or may not be greedy, they could be or might not be stingy, but they most certainly are not selfish!
Do you also personally know or know of people who have little money and are very unhappy? The odds are that they haven’t discovered the secret of selfishness either. They may want more for themselves and their families, but they aren’t selfish. If they were selfish, then they wouldn’t be miserable.
We want you to think back to when you have felt the absolute best about yourself. It is at those moments when you were a blessing to someone else who could not possibly do anything for you- or so it seemed. Maybe you brightened up the day of someone who was feeling down about themselves, or it could be when you presented someone with a small gift that meant little to you, such as half of your sandwich to a homeless person. Maybe you complimented someone from the bottom of your heart and they were just awed that you felt that way about them. These are the moments in life when you have felt the powerful force of love as it blessed you far more than the blessing you bestowed on another.
Get selfish now and do it again. You can live in the glow of what you did yesterday, and we encourage you to (selfishly) do so whenever you are tempted to feel angry, hurt, or frustrated; but also do something the next chance you get to, or better still- right now- which will have you feel as good about yourself as you did when you did that before. No need to be greedy or stingy with this, do these things no matter who is watching, whether you know them or not. We’re not saying seek a crowd to “act” in front of, but don’t you care for a minute who witnesses your kindness. In this way, your wonderful acts of kindness will multiply into other people’s lives as well. All of this happens as you become more selfish yourself, by putting yourself into that state of sheer joy and happiness as often as you can. By being this selfish you cannot help to share the love you create and grow. So, it turns out that being selfish isn’t so bad after all, is it?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today which will make me feel fantastic deep down inside?”
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