Do We Need To Be Selfish To Be Selfless?

To fully comprehend the perspective I write from it is needed to story tell this metaphor which encapsulates the vision for my life perfectly.

That is what it feels like for me.

That is why I so vehemently believe in what I believe.

The following quote sums up my current thought process:

“People should be selfish in the first half of their life so they can be effectively unselfish in the second half.” ~ Walter O’Brien

From my perspective, in the end it comes down very simply to the following:

Saying no to 100 things, so you can focus on the one most important highly leveraged project in your life, may in the long term allow you to do the greatest good.

Appreciate you taking the time to read. This piece is one of my personal favorites I’ve written thus far. If you took any value from it please hit the heart button so more people can read it. If you agree/disagree with anything feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

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