So many people go through life claiming they value themselves highly yet their actions or that of those they allow into their lives make a mockery of their intrinsic worth.
When you think of your own worth, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
The picture of the crown is a symbolic one. The valuable jewels that it is adorned with is meant to convey the message that the potential wearer is someone of importance and high status.
Do you view yourself as priceless and of immense worth? If you don’t it is time for a mindset change.
Placing a high value on yourself will impact every area of your life so it is worth exploring. This post will address three of those areas.
1. Your expectation of and about yourself
Do you take time to think about how you treat the person staring back at you in the mirror? It can be so easy to underrate your skills and abilities. Before long, you start lowering the expectations or dismiss the dreams that you have for yourself. This is can be the same especially after trauma or tragedy of any sort has hit your life. All your dreams are shattered in front of your very eyes and you get into the false mindset that you’re no longer worthy of great and wonderful things. To make matters worse, you then decide that there is no point in striving for better; no point in trying to create a wonderful life.
I want to let you know: the person that you are deep within hasn’t changed! No circumstance of life can take away the essence of who you are. You are a priceless jewel without equal – there is no one else alive that has the same gifts and talents as you. THAT IS THE TRUTH. I therefore encourage you to start repeating the truth about your own worth to yourself until your heart and mind believe it.
Don’t settle for mediocre in any area of your life. No matter where you are in life, you can better than yesterday’s version of yourself.
“Working to become a better version of yourself is the best gift you can give to humanity”. Bamidele Adenipekun
2. Your relationships
“Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are those with dirty shoes”.
Leo F. Buscaglia
Someone said that you are the sum total of the people you spend your time with. In other words, the people you associate with on a regular and consistent basis have a major impact on your life. Even if you are very strong mentally, those you spend a lot of time with or are in relationships reveal your perception of your own worth. It is important for you to take time to reflect on how those around you treat you and what they expect of you.
If you constantly hang around people who belittle you, your achievements and your dreams; after a while, you will start believing the negative messages about yourself. A better way will be for you to invest in life-affirming relationships that encourage you to be better and celebrate the wonderful qualities that you possess.
3. Your actions
Your activities and pursuits also show how much value you place on yourself. This is of such great importance especially in the area of purpose. In order to take intentional steps to achieve purpose and work hard towards it; you have to believe that you are indeed a masterpiece created to do good works. In other words, if you believe that you are irreplaceable, then you realise how precious you are and you will live your life accordingly. Nothing that has happened to you or will ever happen to you changes the truth that you are created for impact.
That statement is of no use if you don’t believe it or you don’t know what you’re on earth for or you’re unwilling to find out. You weren’t created for a life of drudgery. Earning a pay cheque does not translate to a life of fulfilment and purpose. If you have been living life going through the motions for whatever reason; it is time for you to do a system reset. Mankind needs you to see yourself as a wonderful masterpiece and then go out there to display the splendour of your Creator. Raise the bar in every area of your life. You are worth it and you better believe it.
Go on and be your fabulous self.
Be inspired to soar