People demand it all the time, they act different from who they are to get it : Self Respect – often quoted but vaguely understood. So many times you see people working hard on demanding respect and its more they demand, that more they crave for it and lesser they get it.
Self respect has nothing to do with ego, just to portray yourself as tough guy, carry that intimidating personality doesn’t attract people to you. They may do what you ask them to do just out of fear, but deep within they despise you. And it doesn’t take too long for people to overcome fear, the day that fear is lost, your Dear is lost as well.
Self respect is about the respect you carry for yourself. When you respect yourself, others will see it in you, through you and respect you. When “YOU” set a goal for yourself, if you respects that “YOU”, you will give it your best to meet the goal. The respect that you have for “YOU” will determine what you will do. When you don’t have that respect for “YOU” others wont either. Do you love “YOU”, do you respect “YOU”. If you do, then others do as well. It always starts and ends with “YOU”, rest of the world is just a reflection of “YOU”.
Its the mind that sets the barrier & its the mind that breaks it. And its the mind that defines the new limits, new barriers. But its never the same mind.Those could be the barriers in terms of what you can do at your work, what you can accomplish in your business, in terms of your fitness, in terms of having healthy relationships or how you handle criticism. We all understand that its a mind game but where to start tapping into it is always blur. Like it’s said – “The same mind that creates a problem, can never solve it, you need a better mind”. Question always is – How to get a better mind? For sure, you can reach out to the one who has the solution to your problem – that’s a better mind. But how can i house a better mind myself? Start here …
Easiest barrier the mind creates is for your body. Ever wondered, you are bored in your mind first before your body tends to be lazy?
Test your physical endurance, power & strength. Break the limits that your mind has placed on your body. Set new limits, break them and you are on your way to tapping into mind workshop of setting new limits in other areas of your life. Start with 30 mins intense activity , workout, redefine your physical limitation and watch the limit that your mind has set in other areas of your life get redefined as well. Is there a coincident that those that exercise tend to eat better, have better control on “whatiputinmymouth”, are happier, can do more, smile more. Its starts with body and redefines your mind which enriches your soul.
At the end, its all about Mind, Body, Soul. Use body as a tool for your mind to grow!! With a better mind, don’t sit home though, listen to thy soul, go out & create.
In life sometimes when you have travelled the distance, you have seen the world, you come to a point where some ink on paper makes an impression on your heart and deep within you feel you have travelled & you need to continue not just of yourself but for others. And sometime that “others” is not connected by blood but some relations are meant not to start with blood. The letter from someone I see as my lil brother, he’s no lil by no means, you wont call a roaring giant hungry for success lil by any means, just that its the sight of him as my brother that makes me feel a BIG brother. I never knew how it feels to have a brother, never had one, so in my journey to success I found myself being surrounded by so many people who contributed to my success and I gave part of my life for their dreams, and some people came too close to me. I saw my “if-I-had-a-real-brother” in them. Some left me hurt and for some, I do anything, will do anything to see them as SUCCESS, because why would you not do everything and anything to see your lil brother succeed. The journey continues, just that the responsibility of this lil ones dream makes me to demand so much more from myself, which I will and I know how I will. If his words printed on my heart, mine should print on Almighty’s; to give me the strength, the vision, the love – maybe tough love, the heart, the mind, the arms & the legs to get what my brother desires. For some I can fight the lion in his den and win & from some I won’t even give my thought.