I have had some troubling sessions this week. Most of the people I consult with are at a point in their lives where they understand that they must change. Most of them are tired of doing the same things and experiencing the same results. Others of them are just tired…they don’t know if they need to change, stay the same, or just give up. Then, this week… I have experienced people that have been so beaten up by life, that they are to afraid to even think that their life could be different.
If you find yourself in any of the categories with the people I have just described, there is one thing that you must know. You must know your worth. This seems like a natural bit of knowledge. But most people don’t understand it. There are certain things that you will not allow to happen to you when you understand your worth. There are certain non-negotiable decisions that you will make when you understand your worth. Giving up, settling and fear is not an option for those that understand their worth.
There is value in you. Your boss pays into that value by offering you a salary for your services. Your spouse pays into that value by offering unconditional love and support as a condition of entering into that relationship…AND you should pay into that value by making consistent personal improvements. You also pay into that value by only surrounding yourself with people, opportunities, and knowledge that are of further value to you. When you allow people to deplete undeserving love, attention and service from you, you diminish your worth.
Today, I want you to know that there is goodness, usefulness, and importance in you. The people you know and love wouldn’t be the same if you were not around. Your place of employment would not being able to function at its fullest capacity if you did not show up for work. You are irreplaceable in the lives of your spouse, children, siblings, and friends. There is no one on earth like you. You are the you that this world will ever have the pleasure of knowing. When you understand those facts…you will understand your worth.