I would be lying if I said I had never considered myself to be a selfish person. I must admit I’m fairly selfish person, that’s why I decided to become less selfish and these tips really help me. When I watch others’ self-centered behavior it often reminds me why I want to live my life differently. The thing is that being selfish never gets you as far as you may think. If you aspire to live your life with self-betterment and love, check out a few great tips on how to be less selfish.
1. Come down off your high horse
You are not the most important person in the whole world. You might be beautiful, plain talented, or good at your job, but so is everybody else in their own way. So come down off your high horse and don’t think that what you need or want is more important.
To be a good listener, you should let go of your own beliefs, at least for a while. You cannot be thinking of your next move or words and stop thinking that your own thoughts are more worthwhile and better. Listening to the people around us promotes positive personal growth and closer relationships.
3. Don’t be a jerk
I definitely don’t want to be known as the jerk, and you? I’m sure you don’t want too. Don’t be a jerk! Keep in mind that people notice and remember your bad behavior and they might not help you when you will be in need.
4. Put yourself in their shoes
Before you criticize someone, always put yourself in their shoes. We often forget about feelings of other people and say and do a lot of really bad things. If you want to become less selfish person, put yourself in their shoes before you do anything else.
5. Break this bad habit
I know it sounds strange, but I can tell you from personal experience that being selfish is like a bad habit. It’s extremely difficult to quit and sometimes it is a cycle that you do not want to be in. Realizing your poor attitude is often much easier and even more worthwhile than you may think.
6. Put your needs last
If you are a spouse or a parent, you might know about the necessity of putting someone else’s needs and feelings before your own. When you do what another person needs it can often lead to your own happiness. I’m not telling you to do always what other people need, but try occasionally to put other people’s needs before your own. You may even find that your own desires are met and changed.
7. Just let it go
So you’ve been selfish in the past, right? Now it’s time to let go of the past! Happiness means many things including moving on. And moving on means letting go of the past. Just believe in yourself! You can change, and learning to let go of unhealthy and selfish relationships is important for plunging into a more caring way of life.
Keep in mind that selfish behavior doesn’t always help to get what you want. I have noticed that my life is much more fulfilling when I’m not so selfish. Are you a selfish person? How do you think, is it okay to be a selfish person? Why?