It starts with you, it is all about you, and it will end with you.
Selfishness is a dicey subject. However in the pursuit of understanding impact and the changes impact has on our lives, we need to get one thing straight: It starts with you, it is all about you and it will end with you.
You are the important factor in the equation. How you decide to lead your life, the decisions you make, your resilience when circumstances test you, and the dreams you embrace are what makes you, you.
Even examples of the most unselfish people like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jesus, The Buddha knew who they were at their core and I would argue that they selfishly protected their vision for their life and their dreams. They realized that they, through their words and behavior could impact and change the course of individual lives eventually changing the world.
I believe every human has the magic to impact and change. We can create our reality through our thoughts, our words and our actions. That magic is created when we combine two words: courage and change. We must have the courage to change.
Courage starts with you, it will change you, and courage in the end will make for an amazing life.
I leave you with the Serenity Prayer:
God, give me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference.