Self-worth will either build you up or tear you down depending on how you value it and the emphasis you place on effectively establishing it.
When you have a strong sense of self-worth, everything in life becomes easier. You begin to value yourself enough to know what’s good and bad for you. You choose the right roads that will lead you to success and happiness, leaving behind the ones that derail your progress.
Love yourself. If you don’t, it’s challenging to love other things in life or become confident in your ability to perform important, essential tasks. It also becomes hard to shrug off criticism from outside sources.
When you love yourself and realize your worth, you become unstoppable. It’s the key to unlocking a life filled with consistent happiness.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
This quote resonates strongly with valuing yourself above all else, including the opinions and views of other people.
You are your own person and possess total control over how you feel, how you view yourself and the way in which you live your life.
If you value yourself, nothing else matters. Any hateful opinions or negative energy from other people or events is deflected away and not allowed into your space.
One example is starting a company and receiving negative feedback that casts doubt on your ability to make it a success. The only opinion that matters is your own. If you’re confident, there should be no reason to have any doubts or reservations about continuing on with it.
Most of the time, hate or doubt from other people comes from jealousy and insecurities. It’s sad to say, but some people would rather invest energy into putting others down to make up for the fact that they’re not dedicated to improving themselves.
It can be discouraging when someone doubts you or puts you down. But there’s a way around it, and it centers on having self-worth and valuing yourself in the highest regard. If you know your worth, and you see it as high, you know nothing else can bring you down.
This concept also applies to friendships, intimate relationships, and acquaintances. When you know your worth, it’ll be easier to cut anyone out of your life that doesn’t meet your standards or consistently tries to drag you down.
This isn’t easy to do, but an established sense of self-worth will make it something you have to do in order to keep your peace and maintain your structure.
Valuing yourself will also lead to supreme confidence in all areas of life. In your decision-making process, you will have your worth backing you up while deciding whether or not you should do something.
Therefore, whatever you decide, it will align with your value and give you confidence that regardless of the outcome, it was the right decision in the moment.
This is true for all decisions – big and small. You will walk around carrying a more confident attitude based off the sheer fact that you’re aware of what you have, want and deserve. You will attract things that fit your worth and become disinterested in those that do not.
If you are unsure whether or not you have a strong grip on your self-worth, tap into your mind and conduct a personal intervention.
Ask yourself a few questions, such as whether or not any friends, family members or acquaintances are taking advantage of you or putting you down. Ask yourself if there’s any negative energy sticking around in your life that you can’t seem to shake off. Dissect any unfortunate events that have happened to you and see if they are the result of a slight disconnect with your self-love.
If you answer yes to questions like these and conclude that you need to work on it, there are ways to become mentally stronger and raise your perception of your value and worth.
One way is to read books. There is plenty of information out there that will help you understand how to truly perceive yourself. Reading self-development books about your value will plant seeds into your mind that can blossom into exactly what you’re seeking – a stronger, more positive self-worth.
Another way to do so is meditating on the simple fact that you are entitled to your happiness and meant to live a happy life. You should depend on yourself as your source of happiness, as relying on other people or things will bring inconsistency and temporary satisfaction.
A combination of these methods, mixed with realization through life experiences, will go a long way towards breaking the barriers and leading you to fully believing in your worth.
Make a pact to reach the point of valuing yourself in the highest regard, solidifying that no outside source of any kind can tear down what you have going in your mind and body.
The Wrap Up
Self-worth is a concept that everyone is aware of; yet not enough people realize how important it is.
You can be the healthiest person in the world physically and be involved in many good relationships, but if you don’t value yourself and understand your worth, your potential success or joy in life won’t truly be untapped.
As you now know, establishing your self-worth and value impacts every single area of your life. It sticks with you every second of everyday and in every situation or encounter.
Take the necessary steps towards realizing your self-worth if you haven’t already. Your mind will thank you, and you will begin to flourish consistently and permanently as opposed to periodically and temporarily.
“Self-worth is so vital to your happiness; if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.”