8 Things People with Self-Respect Do
Our society is solely focused on self-esteem and self-respect. However, not many people show they have self-respect. Even though many believe self-respect is the reason behind the success, that is not the case.
Even people with a lot of self-respect have to deal with failures from time to time. In fact, those who have a lot of self-respect learn to accept things as they really are.
They won’t dismiss their failures and pretend as they have never happened.
On the contrary, they will come to terms with their failures and will learn from their mistakes. Here are the things that others don’t realize you are doing because you have self-respect now.
1. Controlling Your Narrative
You are the one who writes their own story. You are in complete control of your narrative. But, people usually create false assumptions about you and your life.
2. Speaking Your Mind
You are not afraid to speak your mind. You will talk about whatever is bothering you no matter what others may think of it. Furthermore, you don’t blindly copy the people who surround you. Instead, you follow your own agendas and ideas that you came up with.
3. Staying Away From Conflict
Now that you have no reason to talk behind someone’s back, you don’t need to take part in the argument.
After all, there is nothing you would like to change about yourself. But, the problem is that most people can’t accept this change, and they will do anything to lure you back into conflict.
However, you have outgrown them now. You are no longer chasing that lucid dream.
4. Don’t Spend Time With People Who Hate You
You no longer have the need to spend time with those who dislike you. Besides, you don’t owe them your energy anymore. As a result, you spend more time doing things you love and with the people who respect you.
5. You Are Not Mean
You now have no reason to be mean or judge other people. Instead, you show everyone your healthy and respectable self. In addition, you take full responsibility for your life, actions, and opportunities.
You no longer pity yourself for all the things you have missed or could have done. But, people still expect to see your ‘’weaker self’’. And since you no longer care about their opinions, you are no longer their victim.
They hate it.
6. You Come First
You are no longer at the bottom of your priority list. In fact, now you are more ambitious than you have ever been. Furthermore, you don’t try to be a martyr or peacemaker for other people’s problems. Instead, you are someone who can stand on their own two feet.
7. No Longer Lazy
You no longer waste your precious time on poor or lazy habits that will hold you back. Instead, you try to be as creative as possible. But, it was very difficult to take pride in your creativity since a lot of people used to judge you for it.
However, now that you have self-respect it comes with ease. You can now say ‘’no’’ and write your own story. Finally, you are willing to develop a gift.
8. You Don’t Run Away
You no longer need to run away from confrontation or whenever you owe someone an explanation. Now you can maturely face anyone who may want to engage in a conflict with you.