Be inspired by our collection of put yourself first quotes. Growing up we are conditioned to put the needs of others before our own, which is right in many ways but, has anyone ever told you that your own needs should sometimes take priority? It may feel selfish and self-centered at first but actually, the benefits of putting yourself first are huge! Looking after number one makes you happier and more fulfilled meaning that you are more productive and better equipped to help everyone else around you. That selfish idea is starting to look much less selfish, isn't it?
Training to get out of the put everyone else first mindset is no easy task for many of us,
It will feel unnatural and alien so prepare to step out of your comfort zone for a while. But honestly, you won't regret it, the changes to your mood are almost instant so just forget everyone else for a while and start to focus on yourself. Give yourself the TLC that you so desperately need! Remember if you look after yourself everyone else around you will naturally start to reap the benefits.
It is not selfish to put yourself first when you create your life. When you take time for yourself, you make everything around you better.
Tom Anderson, Your Journey Of Being
It's time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.
Maree McPherson, Worthy
So why put yourself first? When you reach a certain age, you need to look after yourself because nobody else is going to do so for you.
Rob Willson, Rhena Branch, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies
The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first.
Connie Cash, Sometimes Being The Queen is All we have to hold onto
You must learn to put your own needs first. Does that sound callous? It shouldn't if you are honest with yourself.
Anne Bellamy, Annie James, Using The Law of Attraction To Help The Universe Help You
If you don't put yourself first, you are letting the world know you can wait—and you will wait, because each time you put someone else's happiness before your own, you drop yourself down a place until you are last.
Oliver Myers, Fulfillment
Put yourself first. It is so easy to put family, friends and significant others first. But it is extremely important to think of your needs and wants and make them a priority.
Kia Lorece, How to Love Yourself
Man up and put yourself first, before anyone. There are some who are now gasping just after reading that statement. Gasping because I didn't say put God first. Put God first! When you put God first, you put yourself first!
C T Shackleford, Can We Talk?
It's important to put yourself first from time to time. It's not selfish—it's actually going to put you in a better position to give to others.
Carley Centen, The Book of Hope
When you put yourself first, it means you love yourself, and when you love yourself, you love the others.
Carmina Harr, How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
Put yourself first. Before all others, take care of yourself. Before the wife or the husband, before the beautiful children, before your parents. Put yourself first. Take care of yourself.
Barbel Mohr, The Cosmic Ordering Service
In fact, if you want to attract success, you will have to put yourself first. You can't take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.
Talane Miedaner, Coach Yourself to Success
Always put yourself first - never compromise on your own happiness in order to make someone else happy.
Hayley Mulenda, The Abcs to Student Success
To increase your capacity, you have to put yourself first.
Bill Lamond, Born to Lead
Putting yourself first is a matter of knowing when to do it and when you need it most.
Susan Smith Blakely, Best Friends at the Bar
When you put yourself first you will manage to come out on top. Many times situations may cause you to doubt yourself, second guess, tell yourself that you aren't deserving of, and it's all a bunch of you know what.
Donna Burrell, Believe In Yourself
When you decide to put yourself first, you make a choice to live authentically. You can nurture yourself, which in turn gives back more to the world. As you become the priority, you start to make choices based on what is right for you at that moment, not what is right for the rest of the world.
Michelle Zawaski, Real Success
Think of your own needs and put yourself first in relationships. By putting yourself and your happiness first, you teach people to respect you.
Neli P. Georgieva, You Are Beautiful, Darling!
Once you believe you're worth it, you need to learn to put yourself first. Not all the time, and not to the exclusion of taking care of other people — but you have to learn how to take the time you need for yourself and make sure you're getting your needs met.
Dustin Maher, Fit Moms For Life
Be considerate to yourself and put yourself first always; then you will do the same for others.
Anne Poole, Believe in Yourself
But life is paradox, and sometimes the only way you can serve others is to put yourself first.
David Bach, John David Mann, The Latte Factor
This time, put yourself first and stand up for what you want, but do it diplomatically.
Lynda Field, Be Yourself
Put yourself first. I'm not talking about narcissism. I'm talking about not putting other people's needs ahead of yours all the time. When you constantly put yourself second, you set up a pattern and start to settle for second place.
Carmen Harra, Alexandra Harra, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships
Now I am telling you—ordering you—to put yourself first. In front of your family, your friends, your job, and yes, even in front of your children. You have to do this for yourself and for everyone else in your life so that you will once again be your best true self.
Dayanara Torres, Jeannette Torres-Alvarez, Married to Me
It is time to put yourself first and make sure your needs are met before anyone else's. That can seem selfish or feel strange for some people, but it does not mean you are a bad person if you put yourself first.
Mary Connor, Minimalist Living
Quotes to Live by
But if you put yourself first in a loving manner, this is an act of self-love, which will only benefit everyone else around you.
Nancy M. Mae, The Energetic Fertility MethodTM
If you want to be able to do your best job, you need to put yourself first, at least some of the time.
Samantha Brody, Overcoming Overwhelm
Best Life Quotes
Why is it hard to put yourself first? One thing many people don't understand, because it is not often taught, is that to put your needs first.
Kate Fit, Vegan Diet
You need to put yourself first. If you accept yourself, then others' acceptance won't be as important. But you must put yourself first in order to feel that you are not invisible, that you do count.
Dianne Doyle Pita, The Dumbo Dilemma