There are times in life when all of us eventually come across some. Whether it’s a toxic, abusive relationship, an indecent proposal at work, or family issues, we eventually face the darkest side of life.
And, usually, those hard times, those dark moments alter our lives in some certain drastic ways. The pain can be severe, but it is there for a reason. It signifies the start of a transformation.
It guides us through our own metamorphosis.
However, probably the most important thing on the path to the grand transformation is self-respect. Those painful moments call for bravery and transparency in order for us to reach the final stage of our metamorphosis.
We have to be brave to say NO to any potential toxicity in our life. We have to defend our rights, our beliefs, our hearts! It’s all we got.
So, here are 9 things self-respecting people with integrity will never tolerate:
1. CONSTANT PEOPLE PLEASING
A person with a raised awareness and self-respect knows that pleasing everyone will get you nowhere, except to the loony bin.
It’s a fact that no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good or powerful enough to fulfill every person’s wishes.
Get rid of that irrational thought and just do what it feels right to you.
2. PESSIMISTIC POINT OF VIEW
As within, so without.
Your thoughts and attitude toward life will always influence your perspective. If you stick to a pessimistic, negative view of yourself, the world will reflect in you.
However, if you choose to play on the bright side and believe in the power of your positive thoughts, you’ll face endless possibilities and chances in life.
3. MAINTAINING A SAFE, BORING STATUS QUO
A comfort zone can be a nice place when you need to hide from the world. However, it is important to understand that nothing ever grows there.
It feels like the time is frozen, yet at the same time, it passes amazingly fast.
This is something self-respecting people will never allow. They love to push the limits and challenge themselves.
4. FITTING IN
Another important thing people with integrity just don’t do is trying to fit in. The only reason why is because you can never go forward if you keep following the masses.
Only dead fish follow the stream.
Learn to love yourself and follow your intuition.
5. WORKING A JOB THEY HATE
I know a lot of people who settled for a soul-sucking, exhausting and boring job. One thing I can tell about them? It certainly pays their bills, but they hate their lives.
Self-respecting people know that the only way to go through life and actually achieve something is by doing the things you love and loving the things you do.
6. NEGLECTING THEIR HEALTH
Health is something that shouldn’t be even discussed. It can’t be compromised.
Feeling good and well is something that starts and ends with you. No one has the power to take that away from you if you take care of your health.
7. ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
People who respect their personalities and value systems will never allow themselves to be in an overly-controlling relationship.
They would never tolerate manipulation and mind games because they aren’t afraid to speak up for themselves.
They are the only ones who control their lives.
8. BLAMING THE LACK OF MOTIVATION FOR BEING LAZY
A self-respecting person knows that a lack of motivation is just a part of the process. It certainly isn’t an excuse to be lazy, and useless.
Whenever they lose their motivation, they don’t stop. But, instead, they search for sources of inspiration everywhere around them.
9. NOT CHOOSING HAPPINESS
It’s sad how many people settle for less than they deserve, simply because they don’t value themselves enough.
However, a self-respecting person with high integrity will always choose the things that make them the happiest, most fulfilled. They know that happiness depends only on themselves.