Have you ever heard someone mention how much someone else is worth?
They are obviously referring to the person’s net worth. That’s how much they own minus how much they owe.
It’s a good thing to keep track of as you progress as a scorecard.
With that said, there is potential danger here.
Many people attach their worth as a person to how much money they have or make.
In fact, there are lots of things to which people attach their worth:
- Their career
- Their spouse
- Their achievements
- Their health/body
- Their looks
If I’m totally honest, I’ve struggled with this.
Here is what I’ve learned through my own journey as well as other “successful” people I’ve been close to.
This is one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves:
If _____________, then ___________________.
It might be, “Once I earn 6 figures, I’ll be happy.”
Or it might be, “Once I get off the training floor, life will be perfect.”
I’ve fallen for this lie more times than I’d like to admit.
The truth is you can never find your worth or value through any of those external things.
It all comes from within. Believe it or not, you are enough right now exactly as you are.
If you’ve ever struggled with feeling like you’re not enough, here are 5 things that have helped me:
- Discover where it comes from – Usually it can be traced back to childhood. A parent was controlling or no matter what you did, it wasn’t good enough.
- Know where your true worth comes from – I believe there is a God who is crazy about me and there is nothing we can do to earn more love or value.
- Choose happiness and gratitude – Make this a study and a habit. Be thankful for the many blessings you have. Make gratitude lists. Write thank you cards. Say thank you often. Thank your clients. Thanks your family. Thank your team.
- Be others focused – When we’re focused on serving others, we don’t have the time to worry about our own stuff.
- Embrace the journey – This isn’t the type of thing that goes away after a quick fix. However, if you’re intentional about it, time and experience will help you become a more content and productive person.