Being Your Own Priority. What Is The Most Important Thing

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Being Your Own Priority

What is the most important thing in your life? Some people may say it is family, friends, school, sports, etc. but I believe the most important thing in your life should be yourself. Some people may see this as selfish, but this is the best way to improve every aspect of your life and make you a better person. You don’t owe anyone anything, but you owe it to yourself to try and become a better person everyday, and you can’t do that when you are too focused on things that don’t really matter. I believe making yourself your number one priority is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. I haven’t always thought this way, but this summer something completely unexpected happened to me, and made …show more content…

I was devastated, my summer of basketball was now going to be a summer of resting and rehab. It was just a slight tear, so it would be a 6-8 week recovery time. They day I went in for surgery I was so nervous. Thoughts running through my mind “what if it ends up being worse than originally expected”, “what if I never recover from it”, “what if I can never play basketball again”. I tried not to think about it as much as I could help it. When they pushed me back into the operating room my heart was racing. They put me under and that’s all I remember, but when I came out my perspective was changed. I knew that if I wanted to get healthy as quickly I needed to start focusing on myself, and making myself the best I can be. I need to stop worrying so much about what other people are doing, and focus more on what I am doing to better myself.
Once I started physical therapy, I pushed myself to my limits everyday I could. Then once I was cleared by a doctor, I started working out everyday: basketball, conditioning, speed, and quickness. Some of this meant I was going to have to wake up at 5:30 A.M., but I was 100% committed to bettering myself. Once I started doing this for basketball, I realized I needed to do this in every aspect of life. By focusing on yourself, you will realize what you want and who you want in your life. So this doesn’t mean family isn’t important, but it does mean there are certain toxic people in

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