By : Mr Mih
I once told a family member ; “Keep your (shady) respect, what I want is constant significant progress“.
Every single person I’ve met feel the uncontrollable urge to be respected – Same with me.
Frankly enough, you don’t just wish to be respected, you have to earn it. Give respect and you’ll receive it.
Respect is not a wish thing. Respect requires effort just like love. Love is not a noun. It’s a verb. Love requires effort – At least to keep it alive.
Yes, respect is very important. Everyone deserves to be respected even kids.
The truth is, over the course of time, you’ll be respected in proportion to the amount of amazing things you’ve done.
It’s not enough to want respect by sending telepathic signals, you have to earn it.
You have to command it – By respecting yourself enough to DO (Not wish or talk) some amazing things.
By the way, when you pull off some amazing things, it’s not because of others, its because of you.
Remember ; “Self respect is the greatest form of respect“. How do you feel about yourself?
You have to wake up, drop your lame egos and quit being lazy. Commanding respect requires effort.
Couple of ways to command respect ;
1. Do What You Say You’re Going To Do :
This is an habit that you have to develop and trust me, it’s not an easy habit to develop.
When you are known to be a “promise and fail” individual, it’s hard to get respect.
Make your words your bond – Maybe not always but most of the time.
2. Do What You Once Thought You Couldn’t Do :
Quit romancing your past victories. Maybe it’s time to go on another adventure.
It’s easy to get mentally trapped by your previous trophies , it’s time to raise the bars on yourself.
That’s how you finally get to meet a new you and see that you’re capable of much more than you think.
3. Give Respect To Others Including Your Subordinates :
Give respect. It doesn’t cost a penny. You get what you give.
4. Don’t Let Anyone Trample On You, Not Even You :
Be calm but not dull. Just because you’re a good individual doesn’t mean everyone would treat you fine.
It’s a broken dirty planet. Don’t let anyone take you for a ride. Set your boundaries.
Quit pretending to be nice. What can you take and what is it you disgust? Let the people around you know and be clear about it.
Many will want to take advantage. Don’t be a timid vessel. Call them out on their dumb move – You can do this verbally or non verbally.
The non verbal way is the most effective but I love the verbal method even more. Why not combine both?Once again ; “Be calm but not dull“.
5. Focus Aggressively On Progress :
The mere fact that you have the time to notice the most disrespectful people in your neighborhood signifies how less busy you are .
Get busy and make sure it’s a productive creed. Get super productive and measure your progress from time to time.
This puts you on the path to improve on your craft.
Focus on incremental growth at first, then aim at scaling by huge leaps. Significant, visible progress commands respect.
Even your haters will respect you deep down in their stomach.
Update yourself non stop. Make enough significantly visible progress and you’ll get the respect you deserve NOT the one you wish for.
Have an awesome week!
– Make It Happen