Well guys, I’m here. After many heartbreaks, tears, lots of laughter, some I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments, and countless Why me?’s, I finally made it to
Knowing your worth. It’s a phrase we hear often, especially across social media. But when you think about it, what does it really mean to know your worth? Synonymous to love, I believe that truly knowing your worth is displayed by your actions. They are verbs, not nouns. They require an action to be taken, not spoken passive words.
When you know your worth, you are able to respect yourself enough to remove yourself from any toxic friendship, relationship, or situation. It’s a skill that I’ve gradually learned over my soon-to-be 21 years of life, and one that I hope my life can be a testament to.
So why should you know your worth?
It can save you from settling. It can save you from being lackluster. It can save you from a life that doesn’t match up to your potential. I deeply believe that a person can die without being dead. In many ways, it can save your soul.
“Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:31
I know my worth, but how do I live out the principle?
Here’s where it gets kind of tricky. It’s important to recognize that knowing your worth is a two-part equation. It’s one thing to be aware of your worth, but quite another to take action and live by the notion.
Friendships – You are worthy of true friendship. Seek out the people who will be there when you are on top of the mountain and when you’re down in the trenches. Friendship is a two-way street. Friends should be genuinely happy for you and celebrate your successes with you. Jealousy has no place in friendship. If you find that your friends are never happy for you when you get that promotion or that guy asks for your number, it might be time to reevaluate the friendship.
Relationships – You are worthy of a positive relationship. Boy oh boy, I could write a book on this one. Relationships are not about having one just to have one; strong and worthy relationships are built together. A person’s actions must match their words. Two people have to be committed, and be willing to spend quality time together and engaging in actual communication (not just texting and snapchatting). Strong relationships don’t just magically happen, and there will never be that perfect person that will waltz into your life and sweep you off your feet. So it is up to you to make the decision that you are worth more and you will not accept anything less.
Situations – You are worthy of respect and value in school, the workforce, and in life. If you are being devalued, speak up. There seems to always be a troublemaker in every group, and you cannot let this person define you. Allowing people to continue treating you unfairly is essentially giving them permission to do so. When you walk into a room, you should rest assured in the fact that no one in that room is any better or worse than you. We are all human, we are all equal, and we all are worthy of respect. Respect yourself enough to remove yourself from any person/organization that does not treat you as such.
“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew
You were born to do more than merely exist; you are here to live. Deeply and truly live. You are worthy of that. You are worthy of an amazing and exciting life. You are worthy of genuine friendships. You are worthy of meaningful relationships. You are worthy of healthy affiliations.
So join me on Worth Avenue, because
You. Are. Worthy.
All the love,