What does "Respect Is Earned, Not Demanded" Mean to You?
Hey, I am Lula.
The phrase titled above may mean different things to different people, but my version includes:
You cannot force me to respect you just because you want me to. I am not obliged to love or respect anyone just because they exist. To earn respect, you need to prove that you are worthy of my time.
I am not obliged to respect anyone if I feel they don't deserve me. If I am going to do it, I will not automatically appreciate someone unless I know something about them worth revering.
There are just some people who don't deserve to be revered because they are not worthy of reverence. I can still choose to be polite to them, but when it comes down to the big decisions, if I do not respect a person, it will be difficult to follow their idea if it clashes with mine.
People respect those who contribute value.
People respect those who offer their added value services with no expectations of gain and onto which they have identified critical participants as beneficiaries. The willingness to share and help goes a long way.
People respect those who have identifiable values.
People respect those who live abundantly because it speaks confidence and generosity.
People respect those who protect their integrity.
People respect those who learn to communicate their successes by focusing on the value they have delivered versus empty bragging or posturing.