Something I’ve been dealing a lot with in my business of late, and I’ve heard from other coaches and consultants that they are dealing with as well, are people who don’t see their value. The second you see yourself as less than valuable is the second that people will begin to tear you down and destroy your self confidence and self esteem. When you don’t respect yourself, your mind, your body, your rights, or your responsibilities is when you begin to lose your power to create the world of your dreams.
It’s not about what other people think about you so much as seeing the value we each have. On my other blog today I’m sharing about some people who have done great things, and will do great things, with their lives despite Autism and Aspergers diagnoses. Each of these people have persevered despite, or because of, their diagnosis, and we all need to learn from their experiences. We should not become defined by our problems but rather recognized for our ability to meet each daily challenge with grace and patience.
We’re not perfect, we’re humans, so we will all make some mistakes, have some bad days and even the occasional day you just want to be over. But bad days are no excuse for treating each other as lesser beings. My bad day does not give me the right to treat you as someone who knows nothing, is nothing and will become nothing. There is no excuse in the world for treating others as less than the amazing creations they are.
Lashing out at others isn’t the way to get to where you want to be in life. Your life and success, whether you believe it or not, is dependent on your relationships with others. How you treat others will be reflected back in their treatment of you. You don’t have to like everyone, but you do have to treat them as people who matter to someone. When you start to value yourself and others more, others will treat you better too.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” Jackie Robinson