Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Accepting.”
Next week’s topic will be “Leadership.”
What resonated the most for me was first remembering to accept people for who they are today – not how they used to be or what we thought they should be. Work with who that person has developed into and be flexible to allow for growth and further change. These are things we all know but sometimes forget. The second thing that hit home for me was “The Effects of the Like.” I knew there was a reason Facebook is loved by millions around the world and why we spend over 700 billion minutes per month on it. That is social acceptance social media style.
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- We limit our own capacity for change, stunt the growth of other individuals, and restrict development of the relationship by requiring others to conform to our personal expectations. If, instead, we open ourselves to change, our behavior encourages people to practice and reciprocate the same openness toward change.
- Positive interpersonal relationships and social acceptance directly influence and increase self-esteem. Harness the effects of being social and create more opportunities to increase your self-esteem.
- Our actions, attitudes, sense of style, and opinions are greatly influenced by our closest friends and relatives. Gravitate toward people that hold your attributes in high regard but be mindful not to allow these influences to define you or take precedence over personal values and beliefs.
- Self-acceptance requires constant effort and self-evaluation, placing value in yourself, negative and positive attributes alike, and in the journey. Accept yourself for each of these aspects, and recognize the contribution each has made to the person you are today.
The Insight: Openness and acceptance toward others begins with openness and acceptance within ourselves. Don’t make it your purpose to change others, instead seek to understand and accept differences within your relationships.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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