But what exactly does self-respect mean? Is there a way to develop self-respect in a healthy way?
There’s a simple step we can take to find out what self-respect means for us personally.
Sometimes it takes looking at how we give respect.
Try to think of life moments when you offered respect in a positive way.
What were these moments? What was it that touched you deeply enough to make you feel respect toward someone? As soon as you find out what evokes respect from within, you’ll know that adapting this same attitude will help develop your own self-respect.
Many people feel respect when they witness an unselfish act – such as helping without self-interest. When we embrace this attitude by doing the same we create self-respect.
Honoring the Self: Self-Esteem and Personal Transformation
- Author: Nathaniel Branden
- Publisher: Bantam (September 1, 1985)
- Paperback, also available as ebook
- 288 pages
“Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem,” says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, “and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence–and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself–your self-esteem–is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.”
Mind-changing read! Recommend it highly. Will definitely read this author again, and will implement many of his suggestions.
One of the most important and powerful books I have ever read. Way ahead of its time …NOW is the time!
Phenomenal! Mr. Branden truly expressed his wisdom through this great piece. The principals of psychology, confidence, and the self described in this book really breaks down how the mind works and helped me recognized and understand the effects of my childhood and how it relates to the conditioned thinking I have today. This is a must read for those who are on a quest to understanding themselves and feel as though something still does not add up. This book will help you fully understand what’s missing and proceed to the next part of your journey.