Your self worth is a function of how you value yourself. The value given to something shows the worth of it. Value what you have and who you are, that’s a key stone to greatness. To build your self worth you must first discover your values and then make up your own definition of success.. When you compare yourself to others, you are captured by the spirit of Korah in the bible! When you envy others then what happened to Korah may happen to you! You probably already know that society places excessive value on the outward appearances of success, such as money, material possessions, physical appearance, marital status, career and so on. In contrast, little consideration is ever given to the loftier values of a person, such as love, integrity, kindness, emotional intelligence, forgiveness and inner balance, when defining one’s success. This means that we have a warped definition of success based largely on outward appearances, which really results in a warped sense of self worth, which is Wrong.. When you refuse to value yourself, you are stagnant, then the earth may swallow you up- you will be lost in the crowd!
How you value yourself is a reflection of how you value others. For instance, if you have placed an undue value on money as a symbol of success, then in your estimation, people with more money are to be admired more than those with less. Ironically, the very people who you admire most are also the people you envy most when their bank balance out does yours. Therein lies the paradox – whatever you admire most, you must also envy. In other words, you can never really be happy for those you admire most when your own self worth is based on outward appearances.
In a nutshell, building your self worth is fundamental to achieving real success in your life. Forget what society tells you about what it means to have succeeded, and endeavour to create your own definition of success based on those human qualities and virtues that you value most. Make it your goal to become a successful human being by inwardly living and outwardly displaying those virtues you admire most and you will find no competition in your way. When you have built your self worth based on your own definition of success, you will find that all those material things or outer appearances that once seemed out of reach no longer define you, and that they paradoxically now flow freely towards you. This is what it means to have succeeded in your way.
no wonder Ralph Emerson wrote: “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you”.Don’t hate yourself! Don’t wish you were somebody else!Make the most of who you are Ąπϑ what you have!! God bless you!!
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