It's about being selfish.
All of my life, I have been in shadows. Shadows of family, friends, and even strangers. I am very quick to give up the spotlight for fear of seeming selfish. And do you know where that has gotten me?
I'm looking at the people whose shadows I have been basking in, and I realized something: they are selfish. Not in a greedy, "me, me, me" way, but they put themselves first. They see each situation as a means to better themselves, not as an opportunity to watch others succeed.
They fight for what they want, no matter who they are fighting. They know that, in the end, the only person who will always be there for you is yourself. And what is wrong with that?
Yes, your family and friends will be there for you, too. But they can't do nearly as much for you as you can do for yourself. So why is it such a social stigma that looking out for yourself is, as I have said, selfish?
I don't know about you, but I am going to try to start being more "selfish". When I set a goal for myself, I won't let anything get in the way. Not fear of hurting others, not even fear of hurting myself. I have to start living life!
Thus far, the only regret I have in my life is not having "gone for it". Well, you know what? I'm going to go for it! And you should join me. We are happiest when we step outside of our comfort zone. So, my good readers, I am stepping out of the shadow. I'm fighting for what I want--whatever that may be.