Chapter Three

Self-respect

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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Lessons

How Do Issues of Self-respect Influence You Today?

Earning Self-respect

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.

Skills

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.

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Perspective

“Your life needs to be about you: meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful.”

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About Trust

We Can’t Always Believe What People Say, But We Will Always Believe What They Do.

About Being Powerless

All We Can Do Is All We Can Do Within Our Sphere of Influence.

About Self-Respect

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Persistence

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Forgiveness

Deciphering Our Childhood Is Not About Vilifying Our Parents. It’s About Understanding Why We Are the Way We Are.

About Focus

Start with the End in Mind.

About Perspective

Mistakes Are Okay. Just Be Sure to Make New Mistakes.

About Learning

We Must Learn Our Own Lessons, in Our Own Time, in Our Own Way.

About Boundaries

Let Our Yes Mean Yes and Our No Mean No.

About Wisdom

Knowing About is Not the Same as Truly Knowing.

About Attitude

It’s Not What Happens So Much. It’s How We Handle Things and What They Mean to Us That Count.

About Letting Go

We Will Never Forget a Painful Experience, But We Can Learn Not to Be Prisoners of Our Emotions.

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