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Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Path to Respect
The Complete Guide to Giving and Getting
Respect makes our
relationships run more smoothly. Feeling appreciated puts us at ease and helps
us to bond more closely. We share a sincere regard for each other. We know that
our welfare matters, and we treat each other with courtesy and fairness.
actions can help us to gain more respect. Giving and getting respect amount to
much the same thing. The more you give, the more you’re likely to
receive in return.
These suggestions can
help you enjoy more respect from others
and feel more valued.
Giving Respect to Others
1.Focus on your motivation. Know that being respectful is worthwhile in itself regardless of how
others respond. All
creatures possess great value. You’re correct whenever you honor them. Your
example may inspire them to do the same.
2.Listen attentively. Respect begins when we understand each
other. Pay close
attention to what people say and do. Concentrate on the other person’s message
rather than preparing your response. Take turns talking.
3.Count your blessings.It’s easier to think well of people when you
remember all the services they provide for you. Spend a few minutes reflecting
on all you get from others.
4.Accommodate others. Try to make joint decisions about family vacations
or dividing up assignments at work. Take everyone’s needs into consideration.
Give their suggestions a chance to succeed.
5.Repair conflicts. You’re bound to run into disagreements sometimes. Face them head on. Negotiate
in good faith. Apologize for your part in the situation and aim for an
agreement that is fair to all the parties involved.
6.Evaluate your closest relationships. Respect often matters most when it comes to our
spouse, children, and other loved ones. Step back so you can recognize their
Getting Respect from Others
1.Honor your commitments. Keep your word. It’s better to avoid telling a
client that their kitchen will be completed in a month if you know it often
takes 60 days or more.
2.Think before speaking. Do your research before you comment on a subject. Ask
yourself if you’re adding anything valuable to a discussion. Imagine how you
would feel if you were on the receiving end of your own feedback and choose
your words accordingly.
3.Communicate directly. Being straightforward sometimes requires courage, but the rewards are
worth it. Ask for what
you need. Extend the same opportunity to others.
4.Learn to say no. Turn down requests graciously if you believe they are unreasonable or
you have other commitments. Making the best use of your time is shrewd, not
5.Decline being taken for granted. If your generosity seems wasted, you may be right.
Be selective about how you give away your time, money, and other resources.
Support charities that welcome your offer to volunteer. Exchange hospitality
with friends who invite you back.
6.Acknowledge your rights. As much as possible, give because you want to rather than out of a feeling of obligation or a desire to please others.The results will be much more consistent and satisfying.
7.Recognize your power. We all have immense power in the sense that we can
use our abilities to actually make the world a better place. Let your influence
brighten someone else’s day by showing them that you recognize their dignity
If you sometimes feel
like respect is lacking in modern society, try offering more of it. Everyone is
worthy of respect, and your efforts to respect others will enhance your own