125 A25 Positive Emotion – Admiration



Respect and warm approval. Receiving the respect and warmth approval from others.

Practical Tips

  1. Smile, most people appreciate someone who smiles.
  2. Take care with your clothes and dress well for yourself, you are just as important as others (It also make you feel good).
  3. Be kind to people.
  4. Look for the qualities in others, that you admire and aspire to be like them.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to recognise and admire qualities in other people, giving me something to aim for.

I can admire my own achievements and who I am, by looking around in my life.


(How to make it very EASY to feel the positive emotion)

Anytime I look after myself and make an effort, I see my own Admiration reflected in others.

Anytime I look for the best in others, I can Admire their qualities.

Example Challenges

DC074 Dad going off on his own in his motorhome on a 4 hour journey. Then he goes walking up mountains that he used to run up when he was 30, but now he’s 72 and not quite so stable. He turns his mobile on when he needs it (which is never), so he’s out of contact!

DC075 My 72 year mother visits my Nan on the train which takes about 2 hours each way, and she usually has to wait on her own at the station.


“There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.”
– Joseph Addison

“Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.”
– William Hazlitt