Self-respect is the most crucial aspect of one’s life. If you do not understand how to appreciate yourself and your worth, how do you expect others to?
“Don’t expect anyone to love or respect you if you don’t fully love yourself first.”
What does it mean to know your worth? For years I struggled with wanting to be loved so I settled with unhealthy relationships, settling for less than I deserved, feeling not good enough and many times not being true to who I was. Years of being single has not only allowed me to grow but but also accept contentment and myself. I’ve finally gotten to a point as well where I love myself and that includes the distorted self body image I had for many years. Getting to that point “of loving yourself” allows you to also be able to love another…I truly believe that. I have been thru so much (as we all have been) that I know EXACTLY what I want and settling for anything less than that is compromising my self worth. Love yourself, be happy and most importantly know your self worth….
Too many people become complacent in their life, whether it be not liking your job, unhappy relationships or hating their body and they stop striving for greater things Self-respect and self-esteem play hand in hand with one another. Self-esteem gives you the confidence to succeed and without it you are placing limitations on yourself.
You and only you are responsible for your fate. Life is no fun if you spend it hating yourself; this stops any progress you hope to make. Once your confidence is increased, you will stop making the terrible mistake of comparing yourself to others, you will already be comfortable and happy with who you are.
When you love yourself, you take pride in who you and what you have to offer. Too many people place the needs of others before their own, but in order to respect others, you need to meet your own needs first. How can you truly learn to appreciate others if you can’t even appreciate yourself? This is fundamental to personal growth and a concept too many people do not realize.
“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”
Life isn’t always easy. Some things will build you up and some will tear you down. Your heart will expand, break and rebuild — repeatedly. You are a work in progress; you’re constantly learning, changing and growing. Life’s difficulties and obstacles will provide you with an opportunity to grow and learn and they will help you become clear on what you do and don’t want.
In the end, you’re responsible for ﬁnding and creating your own happiness in this life. A beautiful life is out there waiting for you, but first you must feel it on the inside.
Be good to yourself! Happy Sunday and thank you for reading!