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Put Yourself First

Brian Crain
Brian Crain
1 min read

You cannot expect anyone else to do this for you.

You need to sleep and eat. You need some kind of exercise and take care of your health. You need time with friends and family. Maybe you need time in nature. Or to travel. Or to play with your kids. Maybe pursuing surfing or painting or going out is really important to you. You definitely need some rest.

Yes, you probably also want to feel part of a team, part of something larger than yourself. You want to contribute and help. Feel productive and useful. You want to grow and learn and take on responsibility.

But if you don't put yourself first, you won't be happy, energized and creative. And you won't be able to contribute as much either. Or at least, you won't be able to do it for long.