I know some incredible people out there. Those who are committed to serving and helping others wherever, whenever and however they can. Somebody asks, they make it happen. They are loyal. They are committed. They show up everyday and give 110%.
You may know somebody like that. You may be that person.
But today, I am curious as to how many of us are that committed to ourselves? How many of us are as committed to our daily goals as we are to somebody else’s.
Most of us wake up 5 days a week to go serve somebody else’s vision. There is nothing wrong with that. Serving somebody else is necessary. It teaches us humility. It shows us how to cultivate vision and then it also helps show us not only how, but the simple fact that things CAN get accomplished if we are focused. At some point we should all serve. We need to learn what that’s like. But then the time will come where we may need to pivot and decide that we should to keep our commitments to ourselves as well.
How long have your running shoes been holed up in your closet waiting to go on an adventure? How is that book going that you started writing last year? Have you been spending more time with your family like you promised yourself?
Life moments and experiences have as much weight (or importance) as we give them. It’s not unheard of to be deceived by our own heart; to feel that we are accomplishing something wonderful merely because it’s serving somebody else.
Your heart has desires too. You should do your life a favor and show it that you are committed to you as well.
It doesn’t have to be this all out life changing moment. It can start with little things here and there. Just one hour a day, you give yourself to be a better you. It doesn’t have to be long, but it should be consistent. One hour a day invested into a better you (whatever you’ve promised yourself, whether that’s meditating, exercising, writing, story time with your kids, etc). But it has to start. You need to show yourself some love. It’s ok to be selfish with your life. It’s yours and at the end of it, you’ll have to speak to yourself as to why you chose the route that you did.
Make sure you didn’t give it away to somebody else.
So what will it be? What do you want to invest at least one hour your life every day? What is truly important to you and deserves that investment?