Thursday Thought: Respect

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

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

People tend to respect authenticity in your words, your actions, your being. When you stop worrying about gaining the respect of others, it often happens that respect comes naturally.

The trick is to not get caught up in hoping you’re actually going to earn the respect of everyone you come across in life.

You’re going to earn the respect of people who have similar values to you when they see you honor those values on a regular basis.

If you’re authentic in your daily words, actions, and being, and honoring a value-set that’s important to you in doing so, and you don’t gain someone’s respect naturally, it’s time to ask yourself why you care.

And then maybe it’s time to stop that.

 

  • “You’re going to earn the respect of people who have similar values to you when they see you honor those values on a regular basis.” … YES! I’ve had this “idea” running around in my mind for the past few weeks, but I couldn’t nail down what it was trying to tell me. Thanks for the bottom-line, Dian. =)

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