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685 Inspirational Make Yourself A Priority Quotes (2023)

1. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others.“


2. It’s always ‘until,’ my dear. Until you value yourself. Until you find someone who values you. Until you stop letting your past dictate your future


3. Take care of yourself first


4. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” – Emily Maroutian


5. “Be Aware of Your Priorities and Live by Them Not rigidly, but mindfully. ” — Janet G. Woititz


6. “We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there. ” – Andy Stanley


7. “Turn your wounds into wisdom. ”


8. “Your priorities aren’t what you say they are. They’re what your life shows they are. ” — David Akers


9. “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. ” – Dallin H. Oaks


10. “Family has always been the number one priority no matter what happens anywhere else. ” – Gloria Estefan


11. I’ve tried to become someone else for a while, only to discover that he, too, was me


12. She decided that she wasn’t going to focus on always trying to please others. She felt determined to take the time to get to know, and love, herself. And she hoped that the warm glow of appreciation she always looked for might actually come from within. Phaedra Patrick


13. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself FIRST, & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.” —​ Mandy Hale


14. “It’s important to show each other your marriage is a priority. ” – Zoe Foster Blake


15. Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you – yourself. Sanhita Baruah


16. “Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. ” – Dalai Lama


17. “Be considerate to yourself and put yourself first always; then you will do the same for others.” – Anne Poole, Believe in Yourself


18. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.”


19. “Self love is never selfish.”


20. “Action expresses priorities. ” – Mahatma Gandhi


21. “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


22. “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. ” – Stephen Covey


23. “One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn. ”


24. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy


25. “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” – Masaru Emoto


26. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” – Audre Lorde


27. “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose. ”


28. Value your time


29. “Focus on your priorities before your priorities lose focus on you. ” – Sarah Leigh


30. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others


31. “Skill development remains our priority. We are blessed with a demographic dividend that can take us to great heights. ” — Narendra Modi


32. “Know when to let it go.”


33. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas


34. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view. ”


35. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.”


36. Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love


37. It's not weak to choose you


38. You find a use for everything. Yet you discard yourself at every opportunity. Amanda Cox


39. “It’s not weak to stand by the person you love when they’re trying to fix a big mistake, and it’s not weak to decide to put yourself first.” – Sylvia Day


40. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”


41. “This time, put yourself first and stand up for what you want, but do it diplomatically.” – Lynda Field, Be Yourself


42. Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are. Aaron Lauritsen


43. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. ”


44. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” – Sam Owen


45. “The way one uses the money now is a reflection of his or her life philosophy pertaining to core values and priorities. What will differ during scarcity or abundance thereof is the amounts but never the proportions. ” – Lucas D. Shallua


46. “Don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself – if that doesn’t make you different then something is wrong.” – Laura Baker


47. “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ” – H. L. Hunt


48. “Whatever keeps you from reaching your goals today had better be important – it’s costing you a day of your life!” – Nido R. Qubein


49. “It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” —Donna Karan


50. “You need to have sufficient resources against your priorities. Your eyes have to be open every day. ” — Michael J. Silverstein


51. “There is no happy ending until you choose to save yourself.”


52. “How you treat yourself is how you treat God, because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last.”


53. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton


54. “Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” – Holly Bourne


55. Your body is not who you are. I don’t think women should label themselves based on the way they look. What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength, and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline. Mariska Hargitay


56. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” – John O’Donohue


57. “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of others. ” – Jennifer Williamson


58. “Loss provides an opportunity to take inventory of our lives, to reconsider priorities, and to determine new directions. ” — Gerald Lawson Sittser


59. “People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves.” – Christopher Dines


60. You don’t need to buy yourself something every day. But you want to give yourself a gift every day. Rachel Jo


61. “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


62. “If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.” – Bryant McGill


63. “You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” – Jada Pinkett


64. “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


65. “The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”


66. If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings. Nayyirah Waheed


67. Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace


68. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.” – Lorii Myers


69. Do not let a day go by without taking some time for yourself


70. Own your story and live unapologetically


71. Save yourself


72. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” —​ Keysha Jade


73. “Do something every day that is loving towards your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body. ” – Golda Poretsky


74. “I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance. ” – Jimmy Cliff


75. Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow


76. “My family is my number one priority. ” – Oren Etzioni


77. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” —​ Rachel Bartholomew


78. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ”


79. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself. ” – Brian Andreas


80. Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it


81. Be you, love you. All ways, always. Alexandra Elle


82. Stop worrying about what others think


83. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ” – Maya Angelou


84. “Subtracting from your list of priorities is as important as adding to it. ” – Frank Sonnenberg


85. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay


86. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown


87. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints


88. “Often in life, we forget the things we should remember, and remember the things we should forget. ” – Anonymous


89. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson


90. “Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. ” – William Arthur Ward


91. “My happiness matters. My joy is important. My love is valuable. My worthiness is relevant. It’s not anyone else’s job to see that but mine. ” – Alex Elle


92. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.”


93. “Change according to the Spirit all your priorities, and then joy is your own. ” ― Nirmala Srivastava


94. How you treat yourself is how you treat God because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last. Iyanla Vanzant


95. Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story; no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain. Brittany Burgunder


96. You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved. Shannon L. Alder


97. Don't let negativity in


98. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care.” – Haemin Sunim


99. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher. ”


100. “Remember you must always put your country first, your family second, and yourself third. ” – Prince Serge Oblensky


101. “When you focus on yourself and love yourself, some relationships have to go —Adrian Michael


102. Don't sacrifice yourself for others


103. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good." —​ James Altucher


104. Believe in yourself


105. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ” –Anne Lamott


106. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. ”


107. “To increase your capacity, you have to put yourself first. ” – Bill Lamond, Born to Lead


108. “Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time. ” – Roy T. Bennett


109. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” – Amy Ippoliti


110. Taking a bath or touching a crystal won’t lead to total liberation under real oppression, but in order to care for others, we must first care for ourselves. Amy Leigh Mercree


111. Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can’t stand not to love someone else. Kiera Cass


112. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.”


113. “Be passionate and totally worth the chaos.”


114. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty. ” – Ali Washington


115. “You can have it all. Just not all at once. ”


116. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


117. “Make priorities based on your goals and not desires. ” ― Nitin Namdeo


118. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.” —​ Mridula Singh


119. “If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends.” – Heather Monahan


120. “The most important person to seek approval from is yourself.”


121. Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you – yourself


122. “Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first, or a friend with your kids first. ” – Hulk Hogan


123. “Raising wages is one of my top priorities. ” — Donald Trump


124. If you drop the weight you are carrying, it is okay. You can build yourself back up out of the pieces. K. Ancrum


125. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. ”


126. “You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” – Jada Pinkett Smith


127. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


128. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho


129. “The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why. ” – Melissa Steginus


130. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale


131. Whether your me-time consists of reading, meditating, journaling, or simply relaxing with your thoughts, why not make it a permanent part of your routine?


132. Once we let go of our low self-esteem identity, the mind will have to start all over again, collecting new information about us and building a new identity. Yong Kang Chan


133. “I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20. ” – Warren Buffett


134. Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


135. You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content


136. “You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.”


137. “True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience. ”


138. “It’s not weak to stand by the person you love when they’re trying to fix a big mistake, and it’s not weak to decide to put yourself first.” —​ Sylvia Day


139. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” —​ Brittany Burgunder


140. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” – Maureen Joyce Connolly


141. “Make yourself a priority once in a while. It's NOT selfish. It's NECESSARY!”


142. Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace. Nikki Rowe


143. “How you treat yourself is how you treat God, because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last.” – Iyanla Vanzant


144. “Passion is hidden motivator that dictates and drives every decision and determines life priorities. ” — Chima Kingston Ekeke


145. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” —Walter Anderson


146. As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve. Suzanne Collins


147. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.”


148. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. ”


149. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another


150. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life.” – Robert Tew


151. “Life is about doing things that matter first, not last” – Richie Norton


152. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski


153. “She believed she could, so she did.” —R.S. Grey


154. Enjoying your own company is a chain of different actions, little steps you must make towards yourself. Learn to love who you are, and you will automatically start enjoying your own company


155. “Productivity refers to both the action and the result of a process that centres on assessing one’s priorities and then acting on them. ” – Melissa Steginus


156. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else. ” – Maureen Joyce Connolly


157. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” —​ Gabrielle Union


158. “Follow what calls you.”


159. “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. ” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


160. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


161. “Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you. ” – Marilu Henner


162. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen


163. “Get organized. Set priorities. Invest your time to get results. ” — Manzoor R. Massey


164. “Good things happen not by managing time but by prioritizing attention. ” – Richie Norton


165. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”


166. Be kind to yourself, dear—to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us. Rumi


167. Where’s your will to be weird?


168. Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least


169. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.”


170. “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ”


171. When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open


172. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” —​ Suzy Kassem


173. “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


174. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day. ” – Sam Owen


175. “Do something every day that is loving towards your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” – Golda Poretsky


176. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” – Faith Hill


177. Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate life


178. As you embrace this idea that you own your life, you begin to exercise dominion over it


179. “Some things are very important and some are very unimportant. To know the difference is what we are given life to find out. ” – Anna F. Trevisan


180. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. ”


181. “You don’t need to buy yourself something every day. But you want to give yourself a gift every day.” – Rachel Jo


182. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw


183. People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves. Christopher Dines


184. Drop the people who do not value you, respect you. Life has infinite horizons. Accept yourself, love yourself, and move forward. Amit Ray


185. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh


186. “In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


187. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” – Unknown


188. “Priorities define life and help successful men to make the best out of their lives. ” — Bruce Schultz


189. “If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.”


190. “There is a reason flight attendants tell you to put your mask on first in an emergency…you cannot be important to anyone else if you are not first and foremost important to yourself. Appreciate and love yourself then use that to do the same for others. ”


191. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ” – Jack Kornfield


192. “Tap into your magic.”


193. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.”


194. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. ”


195. “When we tend to the areas of life that are important to us, when we make those things a priority, that’s when we will flourish in those areas. ” – Victoria Osteen


196. “In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be. ” – Mary Anne Radmacher


197. Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them. Kristi Ling


198. “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


199. “When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up.” – Germany Kent


200. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union


201. “I am beautiful today and everyday.”


202. “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


203. The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow


204. See make yourself priority stock video clips


205. Find the love you seek


206. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships. ” – Aziz Gazipura


207. Become the person you are trying to meet. Germany Kent


208. You & Your voice hold a value…


209. “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. ”


210. “May you always value the simple little things in Life. For they make a big difference and hence are the most important. ” – Omar Cherif


211. “Helping others is the way we help ourselves. ”


212. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others.” – Charlyn Khater


213. Don't be a victim


214. “Want to be successful? Change your priorities!” – Himmilicious


215. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life.”


216. “We should be treating, I think, the whole issue of climate change and global warming with a far greater degree of priority than I think is happening now. ” — Prince Charles


217. “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever is your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work. ”


218. “My children are my priority and always have been. ” – Victoria Beckham


219. When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up


220. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ” – Audre Lorde


221. “I’m quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I’m very family-oriented. It’s a big priority in my life. ” – Hugh Jackman


222. “My first priority is trying to protect my family. ” – Orlando Bloom


223. When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do


224. The woman I was yesterday, introduced me to the woman I am today; which makes me very excited about meeting the woman I will become tomorrow. Poetic Evolution


225. “Addicts, in a very general but foundational sense, are constitutionally unable to put themselves first. They have spent their lives avoiding putting themselves first, hiding themselves and their problems behind habitual and destructive behaviors.”


226. Sometimes I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m recharging my batteries


227. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. ” — Mark Twain


228. Being selfish isn't a bad thing


229. Society taught us to choose others


230. By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty


231. “It’s important to have a balance in your life between work and play.” —Bobby Flay


232. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.”


233. You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people


234. “When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.” – Eckhart Tolle


235. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. ”


236. “Priority is a function of context. ” — Stephen R. Covey


237. “Only those who are well aware of the instability of life give importance to priorities in life. ” ― Nitin Namdeo


238. You can only get outside yourself by looking inside. Tonya Hurley


239. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor


240. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ” – Christopher Germer


241. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” — C. Joybell C.


242. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.” —​ Lorii Myers


243. You have to ask yourself two questions: Who am I? And how may I become myself? Paul Beatty


244. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” – John Maxwell


245. “There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to remember what your priorities are. ” – Amy Reed


246. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good.” – James Altucher


247. “Make yourself a priority. Fill yourself up so that you can give more to others.”


248. I’ve tried to become someone else for a while, only to discover that he, too, was me. Stephen Dunn


249. Treat yourself with respect


250. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown


251. “I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth… I must walk away. I owe it to myself… I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli


252. We can’t be all things to all people because we are everything to ourselves. Akiroq Brost


253. If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. Masaru Emoto


254. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too


255. “Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power. ”


256. It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself


257. The biggest lie we fall for is that it doesn’t matter. Your opinion doesn’t matter. Your choices don’t matter. Your influence doesn’t matter. Your existence doesn’t matter. You don’t matter. It is the worst, most destructive lie we ever believe, and in consequence, it wreaks extensive damage to more lives than your own. Don’t fall for that evil lie. Don’t forget that everything about you absolutely does matter


258. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” – Ali Washington


259. “Be the love you always hoped for.” —Juansen Dizon


260. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens


261. Prioritize yourself


262. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” – Dodie Clark


263. “Basketball used to be my top priority. ” — Derek Fisher


264. “In all planning you make a list and you set priorities. ” — Alan Lakein


265. “Do you generally try to satisfy others or to please yourself?”


266. “Dare BIG, Fear small.”


267. “To change your life you need to change your priorities. ” — John C. Maxwell


268. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs. ” – Frances Ryan


269. Be selfless


270. You have a right to be you. It is a privilege for others to be around you. Janna Cachola


271. “You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.” – Andrew Weil


272. “The greatest reflection of your priorities is your time. Whatever you say about what matters to you, the true test is where you place your time. ” — Nick Crocker


273. It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full


274. “Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list. Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances. ” – Sam Altman


275. “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales


276. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder


277. Fall in love with yourself


278. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” – Kristi Ling


279. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept. ” – Anna Taylor


280. Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else. Stephanie Lahart


281. “Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.”


282. “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


283. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” —​ Eleanor Brown


284. Understand yourself


285. “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


286. “Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again.” —Lalah Delia


287. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” —​ David Stafford


288. “To change your life, you need to change your priorities. ” – Mark Twain


289. Until ‘you’ FULLY embrace who ‘you are’, no amount of money, no person, or external things will EVER make you happy or bring you peace. Yvonne Pierre


290. Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it


291. I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë


292. “Having priorities is essential. So is having them in the right order. ” – Michael Hyatt


293. Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself


294. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway


295. “Putting yourself first doesn’t mean you don’t care about others. It means you’re smart enough to know you can’t help others if you don’t help yourself first.” – Unknown


296. “I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.” – Elona Washington


297. “Your priorities are your character. ” – Anonymous


298. “Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. ” – Scott Caan


299. “Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly. Ultimately you can see those as gifts. ” — Mariska Hargitay


300. Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self-worth, and is often the number one way to replenish your resilience reserves


301. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” —​ Iyanla Vanzant


302. “It is not your job to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”


303. “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. ”


304. “You give numerous second chances to the undeserved, but start judging yourself in your very first legitimate failure. Why such discrimination?” – Hiral Nagda


305. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” —​ Aziz Gazipura


306. “If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse. ” – Jim Rohn


307. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. ”


308. Don’t think about making life better for other people who don’t even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you


309. “She decided that she wasn’t going to focus on always trying to please others. She felt determined to take the time to get to know, and love, herself. And she hoped that the warm glow of appreciation she always looked for might actually come from within.” – Phaedra Patrick


310. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. ”


311. “Your priorities determine your happiness — place them in order and act on them. ” – Francis Shenstone


312. “You always have time for things you put first. ” – Anonymous


313. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott


314. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow. ” – Rhonda Byrne


315. “What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. ”


316. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay


317. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


318. “Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.” – Carrie Hope Fletcher


319. “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


320. “You won’t change until changing becomes one of your priorities instead of one of your options. ” ― Sonya Parker


321. If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye


322. “When you learn how to set priorities, you will have enough sense to differentiate between urgent and important. ” ― Nitin Namdeo


323. “You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. ”


324. Live for yourself


325. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.” —​ Iyanla Vanzant


326. “Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important. ” – Charles E. Hummel


327. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. ”


328. Love will find you


329. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.” – Iyanla Vanzant


330. “Never make another person's emotional or physical needs more important than your own.”


331. “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


332. Evaluate your needs. What are they? Are they being met? If not, how can you meet your needs? Look after yourself and your needs before you try and look after others and their needs. You’ll be a lot more effective in whatever you do. Akiroq Brost


333. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ”


334. “Expect more from yourself and less from others.” – Unknown


335. It is necessary


336. Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else


337. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Brauch


338. What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Hellen Keller


339. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” —​ Rebecca Traister


340. “This year taught me that putting yourself first isn’t selfish it’s necessary.” – Unknown


341. Pay attention to what you want


342. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – ​ Iyanla Vanzant


343. “You don’t have to stop looking after yourself just to help the world. In fact, sometimes it’s better for the world if you put yourself first. That’s not being selfish, in fact looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” – Holly Bourne


344. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown


345. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” – David Stafford


346. Until ‘you’ FULLY embrace who ‘you are’, no amount of money, no person, or external things will EVER make you happy or bring you peace


347. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott


348. Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have


349. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ” – Thomas Merton


350. When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life


351. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ”


352. “I am committed to bettering myself, for me and only me.


353. “Perfection is found in accepting your imperfections.” —Bridgett Devoue


354. When you prioritize yourself, everything else will fall into its place


355. “Life should be touched, not strangled. Let it happen at times and at others move forward with it.” —Ray Bradbury


356. “Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. ” – Laura Vanderkam


357. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” – ​Suzy Kassem


358. Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own


359. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball


360. “Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story; no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain. ” – Brittany Burgunder


361. “Being a mom is what life is about. I hope people realize what the priorities in life should be and know not everything has to be perfect. ” — Kourtney Kardashian


362. “Addicts, in a very general but foundational sense, are constitutionally unable to put themselves first. They have spent their lives avoiding putting themselves first, hiding themselves and their problems behind habitual and destructive behaviors.” – Morteza Khaleghi


363. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically – to say NO to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger YES burning inside


364. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – Iyanla Vanzant


365. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you


366. “Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority. ” – Russell M. Nelson


367. Come alive


368. “Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie. ”


369. “No one understands the shift in priorities about having a child in your life… until you have a child in your life. ” — Sandra Bullock


370. “In the mist of difficulty lies opportunity. ”


371. “The necessary has never been man s top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. ” — Eric Hoffer


372. Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. Ayn Rand


373. “Make Yourself A Priority” quote


374. “There is no such thing as ‘I do not have the time’. This is all just a matter of priorities. ” – Maciej Aniserowicz


375. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations. ” – Suzy Kassem


376. “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


377. If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings


378. Embrace your uniqueness


379. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world.”


380. “We’re parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place. ” – Tim McGraw


381. Break down your barriers


382. Create healthy relationships


383. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. ” – John C. Maxwell


384. “I don't want anyone who doesn't want me. ”


385. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” – Akiroq Brost


386. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” – Rebecca Traister


387. Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price


388. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. May Sarton


389. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw


390. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn


391. “If you just make every effort to do the right thing, you’ll come out ok. It comes down to priorities and making good decisions. ” ― Archie Manning


392. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions. ” – Faith Hill


393. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. ”


394. “There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences. ” – Jack Welch


395. “Thinking changes priorities, Priorities change lives. ” – Nitin Namdeo


396. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself FIRST, & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.” – Mandy Hale


397. “If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends.”


398. “Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story; no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain.” – Brittany Burgunder


399. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself


400. “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


401. “You don't become what you want, you become what you believe. ”


402. When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up. Germany Kent


403. “Connecting with my daughter is the most important thing in my life – the priority. I want to be a man who shows up for her. I want to have such a big influence on her, so that she knows she can call me about anything, which she does. ” – Jamie Foxx


404. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” —​ Emily Maroutian


405. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. ”


406. Don't be an empty vessel


407. You are enough


408. “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” – Marcus Aurelius


409. “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!


410. Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price. Frank Sonnenberg


411. “The first step to success is knowing your priorities. ” – Aspesh


412. “The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first.” – Connie Cash


413. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been


414. You have a right to be you. It is a privilege for others to be around you


415. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.” – Frank Sonnenberg


416. “Prioritise your values to determine which is the most important. ” — Wayne Harris


417. Don't hold yourself back


418. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay. ”


419. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” – Frances Ryan


420. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne


421. “My first priority is time with my family. ” – Tom Selleck


422. If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends


423. “Will it matter a year from now?”


424. “Live your best life!”


425. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good.


426. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind


427. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” —​ M. Scott Peck


428. It is hard to love yourself if you never spend time with yourself. ‘Alone Time’ is Necessary


429. Self-care is how you take your power back. Lalah Delia


430. The key is to not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen R. Covey


431. “The most courageous act one can do is love each themself fully and unconditionally.”


432. “Remember: The thing is not the thing. It’s the thing you think about the thing.”


433. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. ”


434. Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you. Alysha Speer


435. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ” – Howard Thurman


436. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does. ” – Carrie-Anne Moss


437. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow.” – Rhonda Byrne


438. “Let passion drive your profession. ”


439. Let your light shine


440. If you are feeling low, or trampled, unappreciated, or forgotten…and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion…the hope is real…you are valued…and what lies ahead…is brilliance. Tom Althouse


441. Don't deny your own reality


442. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. ”


443. “Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.”


444. “Each night before I go to bed, I take out a small card and write a list of the things I need to do the next day in order of their priority. ” – Joseph B. Wirthlin


445. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. ” – Deborah Day


446. Make your own choices


447. “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


448. About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all


449. “Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.” – Nikki Rowe


450. “Priorities are things you have to get done either to help you achieve your goals, pay the bills, or keep your family safe and comfortable. ” — Steve Tobak


451. Approve of yourself


452. “We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give. ” – James Cash Penney


453. “You don’t have to stop looking after yourself just to help the world. In fact, sometimes it’s better for the world if you put yourself first. That’s not being selfish, in fact looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.”


454. “We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. ” – Gloria Steinem


455. “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of others.” – Jennifer Williamson


456. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life.” —​ Robert Tew


457. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi


458. “The only person who has to believe in you is you.”


459. Just be yourself


460. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman


461. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another


462. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. ”


463. “There are good men out there. There are guys who have their priorities straight, who take care of their kids, who respect their mothers. ” ― Pepa


464. “When men or women make their work their top priority and become hostile to the normal, natural needs of their children and spouse – obviously, something is wrong. ” – Laura Schlessinger


465. “Let go and let the universe do its thing.”


466. Be your own best friend


467. “Priorities are set based on an understanding of the world and where you want to be in that world. ” — Ezekiel Umo Ette


468. “Value your values by demonstrating your values. ” – Richie Norton


469. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” – Rachel Bartholomew


470. Self validate yourself


471. Give yourself what you need


472. Be happy to be you


473. “I’m doing this for me.”


474. “It’s not what we say is a priority, but what we actually do that’s a priority. ” — J. D. Roth


475. “My happiness matters. My joy is important. My love is valuable. My worthiness is relevant. It’s not anyone else’s job to see that but mine.” – Alex Elle


476. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. ” – Stephen Covey


477. “The biggest lie we fall for is that it doesn’t matter. Your opinion doesn’t matter. Your choices don’t matter. Your influence doesn’t matter. Your existence doesn’t matter. You don’t matter. It is the worst, most destructive lie we ever believe, and in consequence, it wreaks extensive damage to more lives than your own. Don’t fall for that evil lie. Don’t forget that everything about you absolutely does matter.” – Richelle E. Goodrich


478. “Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural. ”


479. “Great communication begins with connection. ”


480. “When you are on an airplane, they tell you in an emergency to put your oxygen mask first then to help others… it is the same in life as well… If you don’t take care of you, then there is no you to be able to help others. Take time to refresh your soul – make time for some “you” time.” – Karen Kostyla


481. “The key is to not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey


482. If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others


483. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care.”


484. Value what you do


485. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships


486. “Those who enter into marriage, must be fully prepared to establish their marriage, as the first priority in their lives. ” — James E. Faust


487. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself FIRST, & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.”


488. “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


489. “I deserve the love I give to everyone else.”


490. When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open. Dejan Stojanovic


491. Show yourself how much you care


492. “My priority will be making sure my family is happy and settled. ” — Michelle Obama


493. “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?


494. “To succeed today, you have to set priorities, decide what you stand for. ” ― Sarvesh Jain


495. “When I look at the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes. ”


496. “Sometimes you have to be selfish, if you can’t put yourself first, you can’t expect anyone else to.” – Unknown


497. “Happiness is not a priority for me. I prefer the dangers of being madly in love. ” – Paulo Coelho


498. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” – Aziz Gazipura


499. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” – Carrie-Anne Moss


500. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.” —​ Frank Sonnenberg


501. “Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be. ” ― Harry Lloyd


502. The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why. Melissa Steginus


503. “Be gentle with yourself.”


504. “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


505. “A great leader must focus the time and energy on the highest priorities and must maintain the single-minded, unwavering resolve to see each issue to completion. ” — C. William Creighton


506. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown


507. If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do. Vironika Tugaleva


508. When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving


509. People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves


510. Stay healthy and feel good


511. Know what matters to you


512. “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


513. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.” – Mridula Singh


514. Gain self-respect


515. “Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself. ” – Denis Waitley


516. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” — Roy T. Bennett


517. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer


518. “The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life. ” – David F. Jakielo


519. Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires


520. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” – Ellie Holcomb


521. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield


522. “You & Your voice hold a value.. Your hurt & scars do Pain, Your happiness is meant to shine.. Don’t let yourself go in Vain. Please yourself before pleasing others, You aint a possession of anyone, Your life is for you to choose, it will be your fate. Save yourself before its too late!” – Somya Kedia


523. “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb. ”


524. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price. ” – Frank Sonnenberg


525. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. ”


526. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle


527. “I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family. ” — Urban Meyer


528. Don’t think about making life better for other people who don’t even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you. C. JoyBell C


529. Your opinion matters


530. Never force your way into a heart that refuses to make room for your presence. Respect your self-worth at all times. Edmond Mbiaka


531. “Know your limits, don’t push past them.”


532. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ” – Jim Rohn


533. “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


534. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”


535. Right now is all we have


536. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world.” – A.D. Posey


537. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia


538. “Your decisions reveal your priorities. ” — Jeff Van Gundy


539. Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate life. Amit Ray


540. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. ”


541. “You deserve the love you so freely give to others.” – Unknown


542. Talk to yourself with love and respect


543. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. ”


544. Keep your cup full


545. “Never say you’re not good enough.”


546. Your inner critic is simply a part of you that needs more self-love. Amy Leigh Mercree


547. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.”


548. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Maya Angelou


549. “Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of help to anyone else.” – Simon Sinek


550. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. ” – Eleanor Brown


551. Learn how to be the best version of yourself


552. “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


553. “Love yourself hard.”


554. As you embrace this idea that you own your life, you begin to exercise dominion over it. Amy Leigh Mercree


555. “Priorities shift every day; values once defined, stay same. ” – John C. Maxwell


556. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up. ” – Jennifer Williamson


557. “By prioritising you do away with the stress, that comes from being disorganized and overwhelmed. ” — Joginder Singh


558. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them. ” – Kristi Ling


559. “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. ”- Robert Louis Stevenson


560. “She decided that she wasn’t going to focus on always trying to please others. She felt determined to take the time to get to know, and love, herself. And she hoped that the warm glow of appreciation she always looked for might actually come from within. ” – Phaedra Patrick


561. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another Anatolè France


562. When someone does not value, appreciate and respect your love and friendship, it is a reflection of their own self-worth…not yours. Anthon St. Maarten


563. I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first


564. Stop in somebody’s shadow to rest and cool down, and you are lost. No one can make anyone else happy. Peter Deunov


565. Be your number one priority


566. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.” – Dedeker Winston


567. Love and accept yourself


568. Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else


569. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.”


570. Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better


571. Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel


572. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” – Alexandra Elle


573. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu


574. “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


575. “Priorities and purpose help keep us on track. ” — Candace Cameron


576. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. ” – Zig Ziglar


577. “I exercise a lot, and I love it. I’m fine. But you know, I’d like to be alive in ten years, that’d be my priority. ” — Robert Greene


578. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary. ” – Mandy Hale


579. Discover what your passions are


580. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”


581. “Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate life.” – Amit Ray


582. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable.


583. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.” —​ Dedeker Winston


584. “Don’t apologize for feeling something.”


585. Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity


586. Be kind to yourself


587. “You have your own life, why waste it on focusing on others.” —Nitin Namdeo


588. There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. Drew Barrymore


589. “Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. ” – Tim Ferriss


590. If you cannot be a poet, be the poem


591. “You don’t get time. You create time. ” – Sanhita Baruah


592. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about


593. I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves


594. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment


595. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.”


596. To deal with things knowledge of things is needed. To deal with people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself, you need nothing. Be what you are–conscious being–and don’t stray away from yourself. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj