Self Worth - Our Chance To Respect Ourselves
Self worth is a much talked about commodity. Why is that? How we view ourselves affects how we live our life and what we do and how we do it. It is so important and precious. To feel that we are worthy is so important in our lives.
What does it do?
What can we manage if we have a healthy and positive sense of self worth? We feel good about ourselves. We feel very comfortable in life and with ourselves. We accept ourselves and realize the importance of that small statement.
When we feel good about ourselves we can attempt things we would otherwise not attempt. We can achieve things we would otherwise not have achieved. We see opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. We see hurdles as challenges to be overcome. We see new activities as exciting new adventures. We meet each day as a new part of our journey through life. We see the path we are taking in life as part of a greater whole. We wish to contribute to life to the best of our abilities. Our self worth is on an upward trend.
How should we view ourselves? Should we view ourselves from the outside looking in or the inside looking out? We really make progress when we realize that true acceptance of ourselves can only come from within ourselves. While we can seek the approval of others, the approval we give ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
What is it like to feel worthy?
What do we look for to feel worthy? What do we look at to feel worthy? What is our self worth?
And how do we look at ourselves?
In what vein do we look at ourselves? How can we go about teaching worth?
How do we view our thoughts about ourselves? How do we look at and evaluate ourselves?
Should we view our worth in such basic terms?
Is not our life and our worth above such things? Are we not really special? Are we not unique? Are we not an individual in our own way, our own right? A special being?
Is it not a privilege to be us?
To live this life and receive life's blessings - what more could we wish for?
Do we not rate ourselves as we would dancers in a competition? Good at this, not so good at that. And should we stop doing that thing we enjoy - 'cause we are so painfully poor at it'? Are we that critical of ourselves?
Or should we give ourselves a break and go a little easy and be the better for it?
Are we worthy?
Do we not know that we are worthy?
What makes that difference?
What can really make the difference in our life?
Real self worth
Self-worth comes from truly valuing ourselves. It comes from liking ourselves and the contributions we make. It comes from being confident in ourselves and the things we do and the input to life we make. And our involvement in life for the benefit of all.
If we are in 'take' mode we can find self worth an illusory thing. If we are in a give and contribute mode we find that life can really come together. And come together in quite unexpected and exciting ways.
It is our right to have a healthy and solid sense of our own self worth. While we can look to others to bolster our efforts and our achievements, it is down to us to see that we are worthy. Not only worthy of our friends attentions and support, but also worthy of our own best efforts and self regard.
We need to respect ourselves and the efforts we make. We need to respect ourselves for who we are and what we represent. We need to feel comfortable within our own skins. We need to be in synch with life. We need to feel that we are doing our level best - and that little bit more.
When we feel at home with ourselves and our contribution to life, then we will feel worthy of all that life will send our way. And we will be in good shape to take full advantage of our opportunities, both for ourselves and the world around us.