By Anthony T. Eaton | Originally Published 2016

Personal leadership requires that you not allow others to treat you with any less respect and dignity than they expect for themselves. It does not matter if it is in the boardroom or the living room; no one has the right to tear someone else down to build themselves up, take advantage of kindness and generosity or expect that they are guaranteed space in our life based on their position or relationship to us.

You can accept and forgive while at the same time walking away from people and situations that do not support, add value to your life or allow you to grow. Forgiveness, after all, is for the forgiver. When we allow situations to control us, let someone treat us as lesser or with irrelevance, we diminish our ability to be the person we are meant to be and we stunt our spiritual and emotional growth.

Personal leadership requires courage to look deep within ourselves and recognize our worth and potential. Courage to let go of things that hold us back and hinder our growth; only then can we really begin to achieve all that is meant for us.

We must all take charge of our own lives and have the strength and courage to not relinquish control to others or allow ourselves to become a victim of situations that we find ourselves in. We cannot depend on others to validate our worth and fill those spaces within us or our lives that feel incomplete or empty. Everything we need is within us and it is just a matter of looking for it, finding it, and using it. We must have faith that there is a plan and design for us and not let our progress be hindered by obstacles and perceived roadblocks we encounter.

I hope that this is something that resonates with you for me these are all things I have to constantly remind myself of on my own journey.

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