May 17, 2004

Good morning Team,
The coaches challenge for this week focuses on respecting ourselves and others. The definition of respect reads, “esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability; I have great respect for her judgment.”

One way that we show respect for others is to be willing to see them in a new way. We can also do this for ourselves. When you observe negative self judgment, try to see yourself differently, or from a different perspective. For example, maybe you didn’t perform as well as you would have liked in your last meeting with someone, but consider respecting yourself for trying to do your best.

Respecting others is a daily challenge. We are often quick to judge and find ourselves unable to change our viewpoint. Appreciating others for their differences rather than expecting them to think or act like we do, gives us a great opportunity to respect them.

We all embody human characteristics and qualities of great value. Our ability “to see” this value in ourselves and others is our challenge.

Have a great week!

Kathleen Doyle
Scout Search & Pathfinders Coaching
2839 NE Hoyt St. Portland, OR 97232
+1 503 296-9249

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