Do you remember what you are told to do in case of emergency while flying? You are told to put YOUR oxygen mask on first because if you don’t first help yourself, you won’t be able to help anyone else. How many of you are putting YOUR oxygen mask on first in your own life? I would be willing to bet that the answer is not many. WHY is this?
There is no doubt that we all want to be more, have more, and do more…but we don’t. We can come up with many excuses why we don’t such as we don’t have time, the resources, the finances, or the support. However, I think the real reason is because we are afraid to fail…afraid that we won’t be good enough, that we won’t measure up. My question to you is good enough for who? Who or what are you trying to measure up to? The ONLY person you should be worried about comparing yourself to, being good enough for, or measuring up to is the person you were yesterday.
We are all scared of failure, some of us just hide it better than others. But let me tell you this, the person who takes action but doesn’t finish will always be a step ahead of the person who never started. Just as we are all scared of failure, none of us is perfect. Your goal is progress, not perfection.
We all make time for things and people who are important to us. If you are not taking time to care for you, what are you telling yourself and your loved ones? You guessed it…you are subconsciously telling yourself and your loved ones that you aren’t important. I would beg to differ.
Taking care of YOU is something that you need to schedule into your life like anything else. If you have time in your schedule for your nails, your hair, happy hour, golf with your buddies, then you have time to devote to taking care of you…you just aren’t making it a priority.
All you have to do is START! I don’t care if it is 5 minutes, 5 blocks, or 5 reps. Believe me when I tell you that once you have started, the hardest part is over! You are already half-way there, and momentum will carry you the rest of the way.
What are you going to do to make yourself a priority, and take care of YOU? What can YOU commit to for the next 30 days to put you on the path to becoming the best version of YOU?!?