Anthony K. Wilson, Sr.
When you first look at this quote, it may sound a little strange. If you have not thought much about the concept of self respect, there are two very important points to keep in mind, and this quote sums up both points equally well. This is good, because both are equally important to you.
Your self respect truly is a treasure. It is a wonderful thing that belongs only to you. When you have a healthy level of self respect, it is one of the most important characteristics
This treasure is surely the best possible base for living and growing. The more you respect yourself, the better your life will be. Self respect is one of the most essential factors in developing the kind of life which you dream of living, and accomplishing the goals that mean the most to you.
The second part is equally important. Some people make the mistake of trying to gain self respect from other sources. They may base how they feel about themselves on their physical appearance, how much money or possessions they own, accomplishments
How can you learn to respect yourself? You can begin by acknowledging yourself as a person of worth. You have value to yourself, to other people, and to the world in which you live, simply by being who you are. If you think about it, there is no one exactly like you in the entire world. You have special talents and abilities which will help you to make a special, positive contribution. Your personality is one hundred percent unique. Everyone who knows you knows this, and you can know it, also.
When you know that you have a place in this world, it will make carving your own special place in the world that much easier. It will make finding your talents and choosing your goals an enjoyable process. Your problems and setbacks will not be as difficult to deal with, because you will know that you are on the right track. Your life will be a wonderful adventure, just as it was meant to be. When you hold yourself in high regard, the respect you have for yourself can help you to overcome obstacles and proceed in the right direction. All you need to do is keep in mind that your self respect is an inside job-- no one can provide it for you, but you can develop it for yourself.