Do you know your value? This article is here to help you know your self-worth and live better. Here are 3 steps to help you uncover and know your value.
1. Identify the Source of Resistance
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 your self-worth and how you can impact the world? It can be incredibly confusing when we have to sift through societal norms, opinions, past events, and circumstances.
This process is similar to an onion, peeling away the layers of resistance that have been piled on you for such a long time. This is a feat for most people because it is not natural for us to do in this society. Sometimes, we don’t want to face our resistances because we are under this misconception that we are who we were.
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.
To get started write down your goal and the reasons you feel you can’t reach it. It could be self-doubt, a lack of specific skills, a lack of funds, or a weak support system.
Once you know what is leading to your resistance, write down three ways you could overcome each of them. It’s okay if these things are long-term or will take a while. The idea is that you realize that you can overcome each thing that you feel is holding you back.
After you begin acknowledging your resistances and letting go of them, you can begin to follow what feels right to achieve your goals and know your value.
2. Follow Your Happiness
Once you have peeled back the layers and removed the resistance that has been holding you back, you can begin to follow your happiness. Now that you are not affected by the judgement of others, crippled by fear, or [insert your resistance here], you can begin to do what brings you pure joy.
Joy is where you learn to know your value and worth. This is contradictory to how we are used to living because we have been told to work hard, have a family, get a good job, pay our bills, and so on and so forth. We have work, our relationships, all of our obligations, and then we have our hobby or passion (if there is time left for this).
We put everything before our passion, and then, at the end of the day, we are exhausted and completely drained. And we are surprised that we don’t know our self-worth.
You can start by identifying exactly what brings you the most joy.
Maybe you really do like your job, and you feel it brings value to your life. That’s great! If not, is it one of your hobbies? Do you feel most like yourself when your traveling or painting or helping others? Identifying your passion is key when you want to know your self-worth and act on it.
So, whatever it is that brings a smile to your face – follow it everywhere and never leave its side. The rest will come if you learn to let go and ignore the resistances as they present themselves.
3. Stick With It
So, you’ve let go of resistance and have started to follow your happiness. You have begun to do what brings joy into your life every chance that you get, but you’re still not quite sure that you know your value. The resistances are still showing up, and you have a to-do list to accomplish. It takes time, but slowly and surely, if you let go and follow your smile, a life of value will naturally unfold.
It’s a fact that waiting is hard. In other words, we let go of our resistances, but we aren’t immediately gaining the life that we desire, and that creates a feeling of lack. Basically, we aren’t attaining what we want fast enough.
But, we have to make this process a way of life: release and follow your happiness.
Don’t put the negativity in a closet for another time – deal with resistance as it shows up or you’ll never know your self-worth. You’ll never let anyone down pursing what you love. The saddest story is one that ends with an unfulfilled dream.
The Bottom Line
If you want to know your value and start feeling good, you have to start creating the life you were meant to live. If you’re unhappy with a job, unable to open yourself up to new relationships, or leaving your hobbies by the wayside, you need to examine what you can do to change things.
Once you’re able to do what brings meaning to your life, you’ll know your value and your worth.
Article Credit: https://www.lifehack.org/834743/know-your-value