Tag: self-respect


To be capable of giving and receiving mature love is as sound a criterion as we have for the fulfilled personality. But by that very token it is a goal gained only in proportion to how much one has fulfilled the prior condition of becoming a person in one’s own right. Rollo May, MAN’S SEARCH…


We cannot consistently perform in a manner inconsistent with the way we see ourselves.  If we believe we are failures then sooner or later our actions will demonstrate failure. 


Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is inside of us–in our hearts–is what drives us.  It’s the fuel that powers our thoughts, words, and deeds.  Sometimes we can hide our motives, agendas, and inner thoughts.  Eventually they show themselves and expose us for the kind of people we really are–what drives us.  Are we motivated by pride, greed, pleasure, or…