What are you worth? It really boils down to understanding what you think you deserve. Look in the mirror and ask yourself this question: What do I deserve? I’ve done this in the past. I’ve looked myself in the mirror and asked myself what I thought I deserved. To be honest, I didn’t think I deserved much, because I didn’t think I was worth much. And what you think you deserve is connected to what you think you’re worth.
So, if you answered that question, “What am I worth?”, by saying or thinking, “not much”, then you obviously don’t think you deserve much either. Because what you think you deserve is connected to what you think you’re worth. Therefore, if you think you deserve more, then you will believe that you are worth more. At the same time, if you think you deserve less, then you will believe that you are worth less. This isn’t a personal attack on you if you feel this way, but more so me trying to bring it to light and to the forefront of your mind.
I say this because it afflicted me for so long. During my days of active addiction, and even after I got clean, I didn’t have any self-worth because I didn’t think I deserved anything. I didn’t deserve to be happy, I didn’t deserve to feel joy, I didn’t deserve to experience all that life had to offer. And when you have this feeling of not deserving much, that’s when you allow certain things to happen in our life that we wouldn’t normally allow.
You may not have truly understood your worth before, but that has to change. It’s all up to you to realize what you can offer, what you deserve, and in turn, discover what you are worth. But it all starts with us, with me, and with you. You have to change our mindset, which means you have to change our perspectives, you have to change how you think of yourself, and how you talk about yourself. You have to believe that you deserve better and set a bar of standards that are non-negotiable, no matter what. It’s so important that you stand in your truth. That you understand who you are, your beliefs, what you stand for, and what your purpose is. It’s really as simple as that.