How being selfish can be an act of service

Over the past 9 or so months, Karen has lost about 25% of her weight. Which is a big deal. But it’s really not the headline of her story. Her story is really about shedding her lifelong identity as the one who could do everything for everyone. Instead, she realized that focusing on her own physical and emotional health was not only the most caring thing she could do for herself but was also the most caring thing she could do for all the people she cared about.

Karen is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever worked with and I want you to meet her. 

Key Takeaways

  1. You may be tempted to focus on the behaviors that you want to change. But developing healthier strategies to manage life’s challenges is key to sustainable transformation.
  2. Prioritizing self-care may feel uncomfortable at first. But investing in your own wellbeing enhances your capacity to be there for others. It’s not selfish; it’s necessary.
  3. Stepping back can create space for others to rise to the occasion. You may be surprised at the growth and resilience this empowers in those around you.
  4. Change is an ongoing journey of growth, not a race to a fixed destination. Allow your vision of a “good life” to continue to evolve as you do.
  5. Be courageous in examining the patterns and beliefs that have kept you stuck. Take a “leap of faith” that the temporary discomfort of change will be worth it.


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