Put Your Mask On First
But there’s something really important in there and it’s advice that you should follow each day — even if you’re not flying anywhere. Let me explain…
“My biggest struggle is getting stuff done while being available to friends and family. I am the ear that everyone seems to need.”
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Picture the last time that you flew somewhere. Think about the flight attendant doing the safety demonstration before take-off. Picture them holding up the oxygen mask.
What do they tell you?
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“If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.”
((Isn’t this being selfish? Shouldn’t I be trying to get other’s masks on first, especially my kids!?))
It’s actually the farthest thing from selfish because…
If you’re not able to breathe, you’re not going to be able to help anyone else.
If you are, you can help many.
Pretty obvious, right?
Yet so many of us ignore this simple advice in our own lives.
We think that it’s our obligation to help everyone else and put themselves last…
And then they’re really not a help to anyone.
Here’s what I want you to remember to do today:
PUT YOUR MASK ON FIRST
Take care of yourself.
Do at least one small thing to become a better version of you. Something good, just for you.
When you do this, you’ll not only be able to help yourself and others in your life…
You’ll be able to truly share your gifts, talents and passion with the world…
And then you can help many.