Self respect is a basic physiological need. If our basic needs for self- respect are not met, we may become depressed, socially anxious, withdrawn or stressed. Marc and Angel has some thoughts on this matter this week:
If you ever felt you are not being good enough…
Don’t be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Do your best and surrender the rest.
Tell yourself, “I am doing the best I can with what I have in this moment. That is all I can ever expect of anyone, including me.”
Love yourself and be proud of everything you do, even your mistakes, because your mistakes mean you’re trying. It’s better to have a life full of small failures that you learned from, rather than a lifetime filled with the regrets of never trying. Have you ever seen a toddler learn to walk? They stumble and fall numerous times before getting it right. Mistakes are learning opportunities. It takes failure after failure to create success. So don’t let time pass you by like a hand waving from a train you desperately want to be on. Don’t spend the rest of your life thinking about why you didn’t do what you can do right now.
If you feel like others are not treating you with love and respect, check your price tag. Perhaps you have subconsciously marked yourself down.
Because it’s YOU who tells others what you’re worth by showing them what you are willing to accept for your time and attention. So get off the clearance rack. If you don’t value and respect yourself, wholeheartedly, no one else will either.
Sound advice from Marc and Angel to ponder about.