Here’s another one of those concepts that may make people frown. Value myself? Well, maybe I’m an okay person, but value?
I believe this is probably another left-over from our days as children or teenagers. How many times did we hear “No!” or “Don’t!”? Probably a whole lot more than getting praise or attention.
Depending on the interaction of others with us, we created our sense of personal value. Did people seek our company? Did they want to sit with us in school? Or did they keep a distance? How was it for you?
If it was anything like it was for me, who had few friends in school, who lived too far out of town to have those friends visit often, who had only her younger siblings to play with – it can be difficult to develop a good sense of personal value.
The good news is that this is another part of our mindset and that we can change it. So if it’s hard to value yourself and your abilities and successes, it’s possible to learn how to do it. And it’s okay to be proud of yourself, as you value yourself.
Being a good team player is much easier if you know how valuable your contributions will be. It feels great to know that your abilities will help the entire team create something wonderful, that they complement the abilities and potentials the other bring into the team.
So is being a leader – because the best leaders are team players.
But I’m no leader, I hear you say. And that is possible. However, there is always one person you have to lead – and that’s yourself. And it gets much, much easier when you value yourself. Because then it’s worth the effort to lead yourself and do things even if you’re not in the mood – because you value yourself and your goals.
Feel ready to up the value you feel for yourself? Let’s tap!
Even though I have a hard time valueing myself and acknowledging all the good things that I can do and have done, I’m okay the way I am and I now open myself to seeing my very own value.
Even though it’s so hard to allow myself to know that I’m good when I’ve always hidden my abilities, I’m okay the way I am and I now allow myself to shine and value myself.
Even though I’ve been chided so often for bragging, I am totally okay the way I am and I now choose to see the huge difference between bragging and truly valueing myself and my abilities.
So, what do you value about yourself? Is there anything you would like to share? Please comment below.
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