“Your worth is determined by you, not the judgmental measuring cups of a fickle world.” ~ Katie St. Claire
Self-love and Self-care have both become quite popular in the circles of Self- Help. Not to be neglected, two words that are often used interchangeable to describe how we feel about ourselves, are Self-worth and Self-value, they reflect how we look at our worth and how much we value ourselves. To have Self-worth means to value one’s self. Self-value is a behavioural response to how worthy you think you are. There’s not a huge difference between their meaning and they can both be used to generalize the concept of how we see our selves and how we project ourselves to others. People who often know a person’s worth tend to use it to their advantage, by exploiting that person’s abilities. I’m not saying it doesn’t exists but rarely would you will find someone, whether it’s an employer, a partner or family who will value your self-worth and honor you for that. If you do find people who hold you to the highest esteem, cherish them.
Look closely at the lives of the people about you, and you will see that, wherever their paths have led them, their thoughts went on before. Pasteur did not become a great chemist without first devoting all his thoughts to chemistry. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., did not become a millionaire without thinking about money and the ways and means of acquiring it. Through their concentrated thoughts these men achieved what they wanted most out of life. ~Robert Collier
“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
Everything that happens in your life is rooted in your sense of self-worth. How we relate to others, how we treat them and how we treat ourselves. We are raised on the Social “Kool-Aid” that you’re not beautiful unless you’re wafer thin. You won’t have a sense of belonging unless you follow the masses of socially acceptable behaviour. There’s an endless list of do’s and don’t we are practically spoon fed from birth. Human beings are probably the only species on the planet with self-imposed restrictions on worthiness.