I am learning that you need to know your worth in every situation. I do mean every situation. You may not realize it but you have value no matter where you are and what you are doing. People take advantage of you if you don’t know your worth. Not knowing your worth is a weakness. You have worth in everything that you do. For example think about your role in the home if you are a stay at home mom. Sure you aren’t bringing a home a paycheck but you are making life easier for those you care for. For example. Your husband doesn’t have to worry about coming home and cooking or having clean clothes. Your kids don’t have to worry about a meal or clean clothes, or a home. You are valuable. I am the first to admit that when I was at home I didn’t think I brought much value to my home because I wasn’t making a paycheck. Now I realize it was all in my head really. When I first started working at my job I didn’t think I brought in value. Because the kids ran all over me.
Here’s the thing though. One day I woke up and I was wondering why I just didn’t feel valued. Suddenly it donned on me I wasn’t feeling that way because I didn’t value myself. I acted like I didn’t value myself. I was constantly downing my own value. At home I didn’t value myself, at work I didn’t value myself, heck in my own head I didn’t value myself. I minimized my own values. I didn’t appreciate the great things I did. I didn’t give my self a chance to win. I was handing my value over. I was diminishing my value so much that when other people joined in I just accepted it. I didn’t say respect me. No I do have value. I just let them help me take me out. Now that I am building myself up and recognizing my own value I am beginning to demand that people see it too. Your value shows in everything that you do. From the way that you take care of yourself to the skills you show.
So I want everyone to recognize their own value in everything they do. If you just say hello to someone on the street you are adding value. Not many people say hello. Add value in your own way. Everyone’s standards of value is different. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Show your value and own it.