Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Treat yourself well………..because the way we treat ourselves, sets the model for how we will be treated.  Our internal awareness has to be set on high, we need to be able to step away from our own presence and reflect on how we treat ourselves, how our internal dialogue goes, how much and how well we love ourselves, and ultimately we need to appreciate our own sense of worth.  It is said that we experience what we tolerate…..and when we accept bad treatment, hurtful communication, or disrespect it is actually an act of self-betrayal.

Conversely, when we behave selfishly, when we covet for ourselves the goodness in life, when we are ok with a “that’s for us but not for you” mentality….then our soul is eroding and our sense of self-worth with it.  The destruction of self-worth begins the moment that we assign value to something outside ourselves.  It is important to work hard, and to take care of ourselves and our families….but when that caring does not extend to others, when we want a win for ourselves and really don’t care about the plight of others then we have placed things above people.  A healthy sense of self worth allows us to share, it allows us to take pleasure in the helping of others, and it realizes there truly is enough for everyone……

Stephen R. Covey said “Win-win is a personality technique.  Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.  It’s a total philosophy of human interaction.  It comes from a character of integrity, maturity, and an abundance mentality.  It grows out of high trust relationships and the paradigm that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody.  It results in the sharing of prestige, of recognition, of profits, of decision making.  It opens possibilities, options, alternatives and creativity.  The abundance mentality flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security.”