Today, I’m going to share with you a conversation I had with a small group of friends about one week ago. The topic of conversation was about people you like and people you respect. It’s amazing how many individuals like people for various reasons, but don’t respect them. While, at the same time, it’s amazing how many individuals respect people, but don’t necessary like them. My question for you today is; are you liked or respected by your friends and colleagues?
Personally, there are several individuals in my life I consider likable. Meaning, they have characteristic traits I like about them. I enjoy when we are able to together, because it always a fun and enjoyable time. Do we always agree? Definitely not, but we can agree to disagree, because we enjoy debating about different topics. Our different personalities are the magnet of attraction, I guess… lol…
I was REALLY shocked by how many of my friends respect me, because I never considered myself on that level to them. Many of these individuals live a successful life and excel in their profession. Yes, a few of them are still work in progress [at a very slow pace], but they are still “likable”. So, I just had to ask; what did I do to earn your respect? I was expecting lots of different answers, but there was ONE overwhelming response…
What was their ONE overwhelming response? My desire to make a difference in the lives of those individuals wanting, needing, and expecting more out of life than what’s currently available to them. More importantly, I was willing to take the initiative to put words into action. Saying what you can do will ALWAYS get RESPONSES. However, being able to do what you say will ALWAYS get RESULTS. Action will always speak louder than words!
All people are NOT created equal or given the SAME opportunities. I’m sick and tired of hearing people say just the opposite. Regardless, if you call me a dreamer or a glutton for punishment, my desire to make a difference will ALWAYS overwhelm my fear of failure. Not all will agree with my vision and mission to make a difference, but it’s a MUCH better and cheaper alternative when compared to living from paycheck to paycheck, for sure!
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