The Selfish New Year

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I rarely make New Year’s resolutions. It feels like too much pressure, and I have enough pressures. Let’s be honest, I like sweets, cakes, cheesecake, peanut butter and chocolate,
waaayyy too much to curtail myself.

The true function of a resolution, however, is not to pressurize oneself, but rather, to strive to be ones “best self.” Without being 100 percent of your best possible self, how can you truly conquer the world? Launch your own company? Get promoted? Feel fantastic?

We need to be a bit selfish to thrive and to successfully care for others. Counterintuitive, right? At the risk of generalizing, this is particularly prevalent in women and Latinos, who seek to please and serve, and in some cases to our personal detriment.

My plan for 2017 is to be selfish.

There you have it — 2017 selfishness. And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself.

Amigos, how about you? What are you doing differently in 2017?


*This article was originally posted on The Daily Record.

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