Become worthy of your own respect and you will never be more satisfied
"Ask yourself if you scrutinized your day from outside, would you respect the person you are looking at? What makes you look down on yourself? Are you wasting too much time on TV, internet or gossiping? "
“I am living an amazing life.. oh wait.. am I?” Has this thought ever got you confused? How to decide if you are doing the best you can with your life? How to be satisfied and happier in life? How to judge the quality of your life? There is a very simple trick to set the benchmark for all this. Just look deep within yourself as a third person, let your conscience work and decide if the way in which you are spending your days respectable. Does your lifestyle make you a person worthy of your own respect? Now if you are being honest and not playing a lawyer you would hundred and ten percent successfully analyse the quality of your life. And if you can’t be honest with yourself, may god help the people you befriend.
You may debate with dear ones about how right your life decisions are. Most people do that. No matter how bad life is, they would paint the most beautiful picture of it across others. But deep down we all know the truth. We just can’t suppress that craving to be happier and more satisfied with our lives. But if you are smothering that craving everyday with meaningless justifications then nothing in this world can help you improve your way of life, because you would never feel the need.
Ask yourself if you scrutinized your day from outside, would you respect the person you are looking at? What makes you look down on yourself? Are you wasting too much time on TV, internet or gossiping? Or are you trapped in some sort of addiction? Or are you daydreaming a lot and doing nothing? These are the easier problems to fix because they can be detected easily. Sometimes that lack of satisfaction and respect is because of a problem that’s veiled behind something that appears very right. You may well feel that lack of respect if you are mindlessly looping in a job that you know is not worthy of you. Or it may be because of that squelched inner voice from your younger days that used to scream to you how talented you are. You used to believe in your potential and always dreamt of greater things but as you grew up the ordinary caught up with you and you drastically lowered your expectations from yourself. This is blatant cheating. This is like decreasing the passing marks to qualify a test. Such behaviour is always going to infuse a lot of guilt in your soul. And someone with guilt can never respect oneself.
Becoming worthy of your own respect is the most effective way of transforming your life. We all have that voice within us which keeps telling us if we are on the right track. And to listen to this voice you just need to evaluate the amount of respect you have for yourself. And when we are our own judge it’s easier to listen and follow because the trust is at the highest. You cannot cheat yourself unless you dwell in a palace of illusions. And the day you achieve total respect for the person you are, you would realize there is no better accolade in this world than being worthy in your own eyes, for all the happiness of this world resides within ourselves.