Know Your Values. How About The Appropriate Amount Of Respect?

Motto of the day: How about respect and the courage to speak up?

Personal values

I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How about the appropriate amount of respect?

 

Personal values deliver a profound base for good decision-making. Respect is an important value. What is more appropriate and what is inappropriate respect?

How about the relationship between respect and speaking up?

 

Respect is an important value. And the courage to speak up is also one. Sometimes people don’t speak up because it interferes with the respect they want to convey someone else. What is more appropriate and what is inappropriate respect? 

I sometimes underline how important respect is in my opinion. In my mind respect means to live personal values without hurting those of others. That isn’t easy since discussions about morals and ethics will last and a common definition is not accepted by everyone. Therefore, it is up to you to know your values. Then it is easier to know where and when to stand up and speak. And yes, there is a high chance that someone doesn’t like what you say. Be brave and respectful in the mentioned way.

*Note

 

I select the motto of the day mostly because something about it appeals to me. Something attracts me or irritates me. It feels as if it could contain something and I want to get to the root of it. So I dedicate a motto to each day and let myself be surprised what it has to offer me. 

Sometimes the reason for the choice clarifies itself only after a while. That's why the thoughts about the motto of the day are often not articles, but associations. They are thoughts transformed into words. They are spontaneous and I also publish them frequently while I am traveling. They, therefore, tend to appear in fragments. Feel invited to add your associations. Enrich the thoughts with your perspectives – to complete the picture.

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May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift

This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: March 21, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: February 3, 2020
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