Your Own Best Friend





“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
Robert Collier

When we look at ourselves self-respect and self-esteem are different. Self-esteem comes from how you think and feel about yourself. Self-respect comes from what you do.

As self-respect is based in action, and it is much more productive to take positive action, regardless of our thoughts and feelings, as our actions will eventually impact our self-esteem. Action is the most powerful force for positive change you can apply. Combine action with positive thinking, and you have the ability to reinvent yourself inside and out.

One of the reasons we avoid taking action (and therefore lose self-respect) is because of our negative, limiting thoughts. The minute you create your vision or define your goals, your mind as a focus.

Commit to treating yourself with respect. Even if you do not have self-respect yet, change the way you talk about yourself and behave toward yourself. Picture yourself as a respectable, admirable person, and act “as if” you are that person until you feel it.

If you want self-respect, do not stagnate. Seek out meaning and passion in your life. Look for opportunities for growth and positive change, even if you feel a little afraid. Jump into the river of life and keep moving. You will see your self-respect comes naturally as you do.

Remember, nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself. Stop and take a deep breath, slow down and ask yourself this question: what are 3 things I appreciate about myself? These things don’t have to be big things. Maybe just that you listened fully for a few minutes to someone who needed it today. That you took a healthy walk or exercised after work. That you are a caring and kind person in many situations.

Today focus on being kind, and that includes to yourself…… your own best friend,

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
Orison Swett Marden


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