Do you know your value? Before I get into this, I want to begin with a heartbreaking story of a woman I used to know, Mary…
Mary was a quiet woman who mainly kept to herself but was very observant. She watched, she took notes, and most importantly – she listened. When someone talked to her, she felt as if she gained a piece of their soul and she hung on every last word.
Mary had a dream. She wanted to own a book store and discuss novels with customers as they perused the aisles. She imagined offering free coffee and having support groups in the evening where people would gather, connect, and free their souls.
Mary had envisioned her dream in her mind, she had mapped out everything from the color of the walls to the font on her receipts. However, Mary would always say that her dream wasn’t feasible and that it wasn’t realistic. She would ask, “How could someone like me have a life like that?”
Mary dreamed but stopped herself with excuses. She let these resistances stop her from acting – Mary never started to create her dream…
I don’t want you to miss out on your best life like Mary did. She didn’t recognize her value and what she was truly capable of.
This is why I’m writing this article to help you uncover your true worth to live your best life.
What is Value?
Value is importance, worth, and usefulness. It is the positive energy and contribution to leave something better than how you found it.
We all have something to contribute because it’s why we are here. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have a special gift to share with the world.
However, sometimes our value is difficult to find. Sometimes the world we live in makes it challenging to be ourselves. Your service may not be “trendy” or “popular” but it is a necessity. You have the answers that someone needs. Who you are, where you’ve been, and what you do is significant and it will impact the lives of many.
However, if we do not expose our worth and act on our dreams, then we cannot fully help anyone.
Please, I beg of you, DO NOT leave your value covered up by thoughts, opinions, fear, and negativity. Trust that what you offer and who you are is worthy.
You are a worthwhile investment to the world Uncover and act upon your value TODAY. Here’re 3 steps to uncovering and recognizing your value:
1. Let Go of Resistence
There are no limits to what you can achieve and the amount of people you can help when your value is fully exposed. However, how can you truly know what you have to offer and how you can impact the world?
I know it is so confusing when we have to sift through societal norms, opinions, past events, and circumstances.
I am here to tell you – IT IS POSSIBLE. It is a process but it is POSSIBLE and it is NECESSARY to living your best life and having the energy to enjoy it.
This process is similar to an onion – peeling away the layers of resistance that have been piled on you for such a long time.
It’s a lot to ask of you, I know. It’s a feat for most people because it is not natural for us to do in this society. It isn’t always encouraged.
Sometimes, we don’t want to face our resistances because we are under this misconception that we are who we were. This mindset has to change – you are NOT who you were – you can be whoever you choose to be.
It can be exhausting to uncover your worth when it has been hiding away for some time. However, when you discover your worth, you receive peace of mind, certainty, presence – a full life that is true to you.
When you nurture and feed your value, you feel truly alive and you are in your own element – essentially at your best.
It begins with a decision.
Decide that whatever knot is in your stomach, that thing in your life you know isn’t right. Decide to unravel it.
Sometimes, that’s who we truly believe we are. This tight, closed off knot.
We sometimes give up trying to loosen up this cluster but we have to. We have to loosen the knot because our value and self-worth are in there.
Letting go can be difficult but it starts with acknowledging what exactly has been holding you back and keeping you stuck.