If You Want to Succeed:
Know Your Self-Worth
I’ve taken in a lot of self-development and personal growth advice, some of which promised to give me the keys to success. So I can say with certainty that knowing your self-worth is one of the most overlooked keys to success.
Why? Because recognizing your self-worth is a difficult, slow process, and most people are looking for the fast track to success; the 5 keys that will get them “there” quickly and with as little effort as possible.
And, although, these magic keys may deliver on their promises, is it even the kind of success you want? And does this success have any staying power?
I was reminded of this yesterday as I was reading a few blog posts. One in particular caught my attention. Unfortunately, the reason it caught my attention was because the advertisements within the post hijacked my experience.
The little bit of the post that I read was well written and seemed to be valuable information. However, at any given time there were three or four advertisements vying for my attention. It was just too much. I couldn’t focus on what I was trying to read, so I left the page.
It got me to thinking; this person put a lot of time and effort into that post and had something valuable to say. However, she doesn’t know her self-worth. She doesn’t believe that her words alone offer enough value for someone to pay for them.
So what did she do? She followed the magic keys offered by so many bloggers who blog about blogging. (Say that three times fast ?.) She littered her page with ads, hoping to garner a little financial success.
And sure, she got a page view out of me, which may have made her a few cents, but is that what success looks like to her? I’m guessing not since, as I said, the post was well written. It was not just click bait.
My guess is she’s trying to build a loyal audience, but sadly, the message this post sends is that she doesn’t value her work, so why should anyone else. She didn’t succeed at gaining a loyal reader (me), which would have given her a slower path to financial success but one with more staying power.
I wanted to share this message to challenge you to Deliberately Think about ways that you may be sabotaging your success by selling yourself short. By not giving yourself enough credit. By not believing you have anything valuable to offer. By giving your talents away.
Do you have something in mind? Good . . . then keep reading, and I’ll offer three steps you can take today to begin recognizing your self-worth.
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Begin to recognize your self-worth today by:
- Making a list of your strengths and a list of your daily tasks.
- Note which tasks align with your strengths and which don’t.
- If the majority of your daily tasks are not in alignment with your strengths, you’ve just identified part of the problem. You’re telling yourself over and over again all day long that your time is not valuable. What can you do to balance your aligned/unaligned tasks?
Yes, there is a lot more to knowing your self-worth than this simple exercise, but this is a good baby step and something you can accomplish today.
Don’t overthink it — just do it!
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