The key to healthy selfishness is being self-focused instead of self-involved. Schedule some “me time”, and you might discover these four benefits:
Selfish people tend to take better care of themselves instead of giving too much energy away serving the needs of everyone else. Instead of spending all of their time at work, these men and women carve out time for themselves. For example, they travel more, exercises all the time, and eat well.
You’ll have an advantage when it comes to leadership roles.
Studies have shown that acting in your own self-interest may give you an advantage in leadership roles. 37 They go after what they want consistently and they're not afraid to ask for the raise or promotion. Selfish people have a drive to succeed. There is often higher purpose to be a great leader-taking care of other people. But if you can’t take care of yourself, you can't care for others.38 _________________
You’ll be better relationships.
People will have a harder time controlling or taking advantage of you if you're selfish. Setting boundaries means knowing where you end and other person begins. ______39_____________Then you will not feel pleasant for bending, which won't contribute to your good relationship.
You’ll be happier.
Selfish people spend their time doing activities they like to do. If you have a well-developed sense of who you are, what you enjoy and the ability to communicate this to others, you’ll be happier person. ______40___________It's your job to take care of yourself and get what you need.
A. You'll be healthier.
B. Being selfish is vital.
C. You'll be more creative.
D. Putting yourself first is not a negative quality.
E. Selfish people are more confident and less likely to give up on goals.
F. If you have trouble being self-focused, you might have trouble saying no.
G. In order to keep fit they have to take the time to take care of themselves.