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Due regards for others
When Somerset Mausham, the famous English author, was asked by a reporter for his chief motivation for writing, he replied,” I write to earn the respect of the people I respect.”
The fact is that much of what you do, or fail to do, is influenced by the same concern. You do many things in your social life to earn the respect of the people you respect, or at least not to lose it. In fact, the people whose respect is most important to you largely determine how good you feel about yourself, both at home and at work. The respect of others has an inordinate influence on self-esteem because it is so closely linked to your self-ideal and your self-image.
Exceptional men and women look up to and seek the respect of men and women of character and accomplishment. They strive, at an unconscious level, to behave and to live up their ideals of how an excellent person would behave.
One of the most important decisions you make as you go through life is to decide for yourself the specific people whose respect is of the greatest value to you. Once you are clear about who you respect and why you respect them, you can then organize your life in such a way that you continually earn that respect, whether they know of your actions or not.
Perform activity at level others aim for
In the famous book In His steps, by Charles M Sheldon ( Christian Library, 1984 ), an entire town agree, prior to every act or decision, to ask the question, “what would Jesus do?” and then to behave accordingly. The eventual outcome for the townspeople was that the problems that had divided them were soon solved and the town become happy and prosperous. They created an ideal for themselves and then buit their lives around living up to it. In a study of successful men and women, most of whom had started from humble beginnings, researchers found that these people had almost all been avid readers of biographies and autobiographies when they were young. As they read the life stories of famous men and women, they imagined themselves having the same quantities and character of the people they were studying. When they become adults themselves, those qualities are virtues had become part of their thinking and guided their choices and decisions in later life.
Modeling has been used as a powerful way to develop personality and character throughout history. Young people have been encouraged to study school heroes and heroines, and emulate them as much as possible. In the military, the heroic acts of soldiers and sailors from the past are taught as part of the curriculum, encouraging young soldiers and sailors to think and act like them when the situation demands it.
The people you most admire and look up to have an inordinate influence on how you think and feel about yourself, and the kind of decisions you make. Who are your role models?
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