Daily Dose of Inspiration – Respect Yourself

Respect yourself and other will respect you ~ Confucius

Respect starts with respect for self. A person who respects themselves is confident and has a positive attitude. When you feel good about yourself, it will in turn affect the way you treat other people. The above statement of Confucius means that when we learn to respect ourselves truly we will not do anything that shall embarrass and put us to shame. This ensures us that we will do good to ourselves and to others. We have to carry ourselves with respect so that others will respect us. Speaking of respect, it is simply about valuing or loving ourselves of who really we are. And having respect means, we treat ourselves, others, and even our environment with kindness and consideration. This means, we take good care of ourselves, and being aware of how our actions affect others. If we do not respect ourselves and others, no one will respect us. If we do not treat others like what we want to be treated, they will not treat us well. When we refuse to let others disrespect us that is a positive proof that we respect ourselves. We are only treated how we allow others to treat us.

It is very important for us to have self-respect, because the feeling of being respected is so great. And in order for us to develop and build self-respect, we have to evaluate, analyze and reflect upon these some of the important questions; do I respect my values?, my opinions?, my self-care?, my actions?, my intentions?, or my motivations?. These are some of the questions that we have to think of.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Dave Gardner says:

    You definitely have to stick up for yourself. You don’t need to be mean about it, just avoid letting people walk all over you and vice versa. I’ve always found that the more you give of yourself to others the more that comes back from the most interesting sources. Great posting!

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    1. I like you line about “more you give to others, the more that comes back”. Thank you for reminding me this!!

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  2. Marc and Ann says:

    Totally! To accept yourself as you are will enable one to also accept others as they are!

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  3. This is so true. We all must strive to respect ourselves and all creation. Our lives will be so much richer and more meaningful.

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  4. inaloveworld says:

    The more we respect ourselves, the more we will be respected because it is what we send in the world, as energy. Changing ourselves, we change our world!Great posting! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. So true. R E S P E C T (Aretha voice) starts with yourself.

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  6. gpavants says:

    Yep.

    On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > empress2inspire posted: “Respect yourself and other will respect you ~ > Confucius Respect starts with respect for self. A person who respects > themselves is confident and has a positive attitude. When you feel good > about yourself, it will in turn affect the way you treat other peop” >

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  7. This is a behavior that can be modeled in actions especially for parents.

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  8. wabaisabiwithgaby says:

    Authenticity at its most supreme state. Thank you for your words.

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