It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.
We are intrinsically important by virtue of having received the precious gift of life. We have a responsibility to use and share our gifts, skills, and talents. Each of us needs a moral compass; the Ten Commandments serve that purpose well. Such guidelines help us to identify the values and priorities we need to navigate life’s inevitable challenges.
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How Do Issues of Self-respect Influence You Today?
Without guardrails, we are adrift, blowing in the wind like a tumbleweed, our lives left to chance. When we are grounded, with our proverbial house built on rock instead of shifting sand, we will not be easily influenced by external forces, distracted or tempted by shiny objects, or reactive to circumstance.
How do I get unstuck? By learning new skills! When it comes to self-respect, consider mastering these: Develop independence. Trust myself. Exercise self-control. Avoid excuses.
“Your life needs to be about you: meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful.”