#QOTD: What would you post on your social networks if it was the only thing you could say all year?
EPISODE 100: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432361237066830/
I truly don't think that when I'm being selfish, it comes at the detriment of someone else.
So that's how I handle it.
That can be a hard thing to make yourself believe. Watching someone else have a hard time because of a decision you made is extremely upsetting to a lot of people. But I have a way to justify it.
When I'm in my most selfish place, I don't try to conceal the act in some way that hides what it is. I don't try to sugar coat or act like it's a good thing. Let them be upset because that is their right.
Even though I am doing something that looks selfish to benefit me in the short term, it is actually going to positively affect the people it involves in the long term. I am making a decision in a five month window instead of a five year window, but history will allow that person to feel that it was palatable when they rekindle their thoughts around it. Even though it might sting or not feel as great in the short term, I know that looking back, it will be okay. Because I made the decision that was hard, but right.