Think for yourself….

“At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself” – Albert Einstein.

 

I saw this quote this morning and it made me think back to a day where I never thought about ME. I never thought about myself,  my desires, dreams, or interests. My life revolved around what I could do to serve other people, how I could make things easier for them.

 

And then I would sit there wondering why I felt lonely. Why I always felt like I was being taken advantage of. Why no one was ever doing anything for me. (pity party, much?)

 

Well HELLO. If you lay yourself out like a mat, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WALK ON YOU.

 

I was laying myself down on the line everyday to help other people, never worrying about myself. Hell, I was never even thinking about WHAT I ACTUALLY WANTED.

 

And then I would get pissed when people didn’t do things for me or care about what I wanted.

First off, they didn’t know I wanted anything in return because I sure as hell didn’t speak up about it. EVER.

 

Secondly, Did I even know what I wanted? Did I expect people to read my mind, even though I didn’t even really know what I was looking for?

 

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a saint.

 

I wasn’t just serving every person selflessly all day, every day. I operated that way because I liked it. I like “mothering” people. I like taking care of others. I like helping. It made me feel good. The people who did notice that I went above and beyond and acknowledged it, fed right into that part of me. It made me happy. Those actions I was taking were certainly helping others but it was also very self-serving for me too.

 

A healthy way to operate? Absolutely NOT!

 

Especially not when you have that burning, insane desire to HAVE MORE.

TO MAKE A LIFE UNLIKE ANY YOU’VE WITNESSED BEFORE.

 

The need to BLOW EVERYONE’S FUCKING MINDS.

 

THAT is what has always burned inside of me. That whole “Oh, I can’t? WATCH ME!” mantality.

 

Having that light bulb moment where I realized that I had to stop bitching about how no one was taking care of me and START TAKING CARE OF MYSELF was the best thing that ever happened to me.

 

You can’t walk around expecting people to take care of you because they won’t. You are responsible for your happiness. You are responsible for your reality. You have the power to create it.

 

So think about that for a minute…. When was the last time you THOUGHT FOR YOURSELF?

Not just go with the motions each day?

 

“At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself” – Albert Einstein.

 

Start paying attention to that and you might be flip your whole world around. (in the direction you’ve always dreamed of 😉 )

Now go kick ass!

Xx,

Jamie

so she did
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