Respect is earned by what you do with what you have, not what you inherited from others.
We cannot “command respect,” it is given to us by others who admire what we do.
By regularly doing what I way I will do – and doing it with dignity and compassion, I will have no choice but to earn the respect of others.
I am proud of what I have accomplished and I do it with grace and dignity.
Note: this one in a series of “Striving for Imprefection” Affirmations aimed at helping us be more accepting of ourselves and get past the scourge of perfectionism that holds us back. You can find all affirmations here.