When it comes to seeing real change, too often, we let the need to be liked get in the way.
Our ego wants us to be liked. It begs us to seek validation, to put things off, to double down on bad decisions, to avoid asking the questions we don’t want to hear the answers to.
Being respected is the long game. It takes time. It’s something you earn as opposed to something that’s given.
Failure is going to happen. You’re going to do things that don’t work, be places that aren’t a good fit, make decisions that have poor repercussions, have unfortunate circumstances befall you. It might be your fault, it might not be, but at this point, it doesn’t matter. It’s what you do now that matters.
Will your next decision be based on what others will think of it? Or will you dig deep, reflect, and take ownership?