Your Own Best Friend

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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“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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