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How many of you are living a life pleasing others?

How many of you are constantly worrying about how other people feel and how other people look at you?

How many of you are constantly battling doing what you think is the right thing for others while sacrificing self?

Here’s the deal: you’re all living a life that is on a collision course with disaster.

Life is all about self; before any of you get all antsy and think that I’m just talking about being selfish, this blog has nothing to do with being selfish. It’s about being honest with self.

By being honest with yourself, every single second of every single day you avoid the situations that I just talked about above.

You avoid having to please others. You avoid getting in situations where you’re not happy. You avoid relationships that have drama intention because you are more aware of self.

You’re more aware of what you really need, want, and desire, and what works for you.

A good friend of mine lost his business. He should have closed shop three years earlier—he didn’t. He could have closed shop three earlier, nothing would have been bad, he would have $100,000 in the bank, and everything would have been fine.

But he heard the voice of his wife saying, “We need, we need, we need.” He heard his kids saying, “We need, we need, we need, we need.”

He had an internal tape recorder in his head that kept saying, “If you close up shop you’re a failure, you’re a failure, you’re a failure.

The power of self means that you embrace yourself when you fall, you embrace yourself when you win, and you realize failure is not a negative thing, it’s a positive thing. The people in life who can look failure in the eyes and say, “You know what, I didn’t do very well today. I didn’t do very well at this. This was not a good venture for me,” are the people that grow, are the people that live life with no fear and live life to the maximum.

Life is short.

How many times do you hear about people who are only living their life because somebody told them their life was going to end? And then they do all the things they’ve always wanted to do.

And in the process of doing all those things they start attracting people in their lives that they’re meant to be with. That’s what the power of self is all about.

Doing the things that you love, doing the things that you want, doing the things that you desire enables you to attract all the people in your life that are like-minded—the people you’re supposed to be with instead of always having to please the people that you’re battling…

People other than yourSelf.