“Self-respect knows no considerations.” Mahatma Gandhi
So, here we are, on a mission to understand why self-respecting ourselves is crucial for life. Healthy self-esteem is necessary for creating compelling relationships and life we desire. Every human being in this world deserves respect from themselves and others. I would like to dedicate this article to you. Why you should value yourself and why you should realize your unlimited potential. You need to give yourself full respect and value as an individual. If not you, who will?
Let’s look at these three reasons and what effect it may have on your being.
It will determine the course of your life
If you have healthy self-respect for yourself, you feel more capable of doing things and confident in doing it. In pursuing your dreams or even simple task, these factors will impact the result. By building healthy self-respect, at first, you need to understand your values. You have to know your priorities and live by them. It is one of the primary keys in respecting yourself. Have you ever experienced a situation where someone wanted you to act in a certain way? In a way which didn’t resonate with your values or you felt disagreement inside of you, but you did it anyway? I have and at the end, it wasn’t pleasant to me. It hurt my confidence and simply didn’t feel right. Healthy self-respect means that you know who you are, and you will act upon it.
It will shape your relationships
And it will determine the quality of relationships you have. Whether it is your business partner, your children or your spouse, you need to respect yourself to create relationships which fulfill your life and make you grow. If you feel that your intimate relationship is not right, and your partner is disrespecting in a certain way, your self-respect will play a significant role in how you are going to act and whether you will stay or leave. You need to surround yourself will people who love you and respect you as an individual. We are not perfect and never will be. You have to create meaningful relationships by first, respecting yourself. There is another side of the coin. By the principle you value yourself, you will respect others as well what will define the quality of relationships you will, eventually, attract into your life.
It will give you courage and determination
By having respect for yourself, you understand your value as a person. Suddenly, there is a space for different options and possibilities because healthy self-respect will help you to unfold your unlimited potential. It will build you up, strengthen your confidence and help to believe in yourself more. Make it your priority to understand your needs. What is important to you? What do you value the most? What do you admire about yourself? As soon as you realize all those good stuff about yourself and decide that this is YOU, and you are not going to settle for less, it unleashes your courage which will help you to accomplish anything. Once you get to the point where you know what your worth is, achieving your goals will become unstoppable.
Let me give one very simple and easy exercise you can do for yourself. Write down ten things you respect yourself for. If this is a problem for you, write down ten things you want to see in yourself. Every morning and every night read it with your eyes close. What will end up happening is that this information will transform from your conscious to your subconscious mind after a while. Don’t forget; subconscious mind doesn’t know limits that’s why it is important to repeat words from your notes every morning and every night.
You and I are outstanding individuals. We can accomplish anything we desire; it is only matter of our choice. We are valuable, strong and deserve good quality life. The only thing we struggle sometimes is realizing our worth, understanding who we are and our capability. We need to remind ourselves the value and respect we deserve. Walk away from things that don’t benefit you and walk towards things that you love and happily enjoy. You are the creator of your destiny.
My name is Silvia and I enjoy helping people to uncover their true potential and go beyond. I am trying to pursue this through my website www.couragewithinyou.com. My blog focuses on self-development, success, self-esteem and unlimited power we have within. My entire belief dwells in the fact that everyone can accomplish anything in their lives if they are dedicated to do so.