To Be Selfish | Excuse to Fish #739

Updated: Apr 23

It's ok to be selfish, at least when it comes to time for yourself.

We all need something to keep us going.

If I'm not careful, I can get wrapped up in my own goals and thoughts without thinking of others––at all. I'd like to think I'm doing things for others, but at the end of the day, I'm going to do what I want to do, for me.

It's hard to compete with human nature, but you can give it direction. I've decided to let myself be completely selfish in the hours between 5am and 8am.

That time is mine.

After that, my day is filled with tasks for other people: my wife, coworkers, family, my two cats, and friends.

When I've had that time in the morning for myself, I'm happy to help others.

Selfish, I know.

Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.

No excuses.

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