Friend..! Do you belittle yourself often by comparing yourself with others? Do you feel inferior and always want to become someone? If your answer is “YES” to either of these questions then you don’t know your worth or you haven’t given an attempt to explore it. As they say “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look into the mirror” and that’s YOU unquestionably. So, “Don’t ever doubt your worth” instead try to discover and nurture it.
No matter whatever happens between birth and death, you are what you believe you are. It’s very important to know the fact that “You are alone here and you have nothing to prove to anyone.” And most significantly, never measure your self-worth by what other people think you should have become and remember that “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
To that end, I would like to share an interesting story that I have read recently which taught me a significant lesson about self-worth. I’m sure you can relate this to your life as well.
A well-known speaker started his seminar by holding up Rs 500/- Note. In the room Of 200, he asked, “who would like this Rs 500/-?’ Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this note to one of you, but first let me do this.
He proceeded to wrinkle the note up. He then asked, ‘who still wants it?’ Still, the hands were up in the air. ‘Well,’ he replied. ‘What if I do this’? And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up now, all wrinkled and dirty. ‘Now who still wants it?’ Still, the hands went into the air. “My friends, you all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rs 500/-“
Many times in our lives, we are fallen, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value as some unknown author rightly remarked that “your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
Having known that, you are worth it. Here are a few tips that you can practice to nurture self-worth.
- Spend time with you to discover who you are? And how do you see yourself?
- Accept yourself completely including the good, the bad and the ugly qualities
- Practice self-love by treating yourself with kindness, tolerance and compassion
- Own your life by taking full responsibility for whatever happens in your life and
- Change and influence the events and circumstances of your life positively by making the right decisions and taking appropriate actions
Thus said, discover your self-worth to make your life worth-living passionately and forget not that “There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.”