Respect

What is Respect?

Respect is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high regard. It conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities and it is also the process of honoring someone by exhibiting care, concern, or consideration for their needs or feelings.

Do you feel you have respect from the people that matter in your life?

Respect plays a huge part in our everyday life from our relationships, to our work, to our families and so on. As the definition suggests, it starts with a positive feeling, then action shown towards someone or something. Respect in a relationship is the first thing, whether it be with your partner, a family member or your work, it is a vital part of your existence and how you live everyday.

For example: When you respect your partner for who they are, what they stand for, their beliefs, their quirks, their opinions, and so on, no matter what (this doesn’t mean you agree with them every time), this allows a form of trust to enter the relationship. With any relationship, trust is one of the most important things that keeps a relationship going. When you have trust, you will have an open heart.

When you do not respect your partner for the above reasons or any other, the trust is broken, they will close off, they will become rigid and scared inside. This can cause a lot of anger, anxiety and stress and usually a wall will form between you and your partner. This typically results in a lot of conflict and parting ways if not dealt with.

 

Respect at Work

The same can be said for your employer. If you have respect for your employer, their systems and what they stand for, you will typically have admiration towards them. Most likely you will try to learn what you can from them and use your skills to the best of your ability to help grow the company, thus providing a stable happy work environment for all.

If you do not respect your employer, then your morale typically will suffer and you will have an “I don’t care” attitude, which will affect your performance and the people around you. Thus, creating a negative work environment. When this happens, I would suggest looking inside yourself. Are you jealous, resentful, unhappy, maybe angry at yourself for what you have accomplished in your life? Maybe you’re unhappy with your current position. Maybe you’re jealous that someone else got a promotion and you didn’t.

Could it be that you are projecting your thoughts and feelings out onto everyone around you because of something that is going on inside of you?

If this is happening to you, and you are questioning what is happening, then I would take a serious look at your mindset and what’s happening on the inside first. There is usually a reason why. It could be a simple one or a complex one. The only way to find out is to act.

Trust and respect are the building blocks of all relationships. They go hand in hand with each other. Trust builds on the back of respect. No respect, no trust. Think about this within your everyday life. Do you have and/or show respect? Do you have trust?

If you questions or would like help discovering this or any other issue, you can contact or book an appointment with me at danagsmithconsulting@gmail.com.