Your reputation inevitably precedes you. If it inspires respect, Your work is done for you before you arrive on the scene. (Author Unknown)
Respect – Esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
What Is This Quote Suggesting?
To me, this quote suggests that if you want to be respected, you have to perform actions worthy of respect.
I can promise you from experience, that as you achieve LASTING weight loss, not only will you be performing an action worthy of earning the respect of others, you will be performing an action worthy of earning respect from yourself !
How Do You Build A Positive Reputation?
One builds a positive reputation by repeatedly acting and behaving positively.
How Does One Build Their Own Self-Respect?
The same way, by repeatedly acting and behaving positively.
Earning Respect Takes Time
Ideally, one’s reputation is not based upon any one thing at any one given moment.
Instead, it is based upon a series of acts they have performed over time. It is based upon having demonstrated a proven history of doing the right thing; each and every time; over time.
That’s A Major Problem These Days
In my opinion, our society is all too often based upon instant gratification.
In other words, you have 30 seconds to impress me otherwise I’m going to move on to something else.
This is a mistake.
Our world is full of 30 second wonders. Just watch the national and world news on TV on any given night.
Those are not the people who impress me.
Those are not the people I respect.
I respect the people who just sit back and continue, each and every day, over and over and over, to do the right thing.
If you do that, you will not only respect yourself, but others will respect you.
That is my promise to you !
Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .
About The Author
Stanley F. Bronstein
Attorney, CPA and Author
President and Member Board of Directors
As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.
Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s. He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.
His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves. Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.
Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.
For more information on Stanley, visit SuperChangeYourLife.com