The marketing business is booming. Millions upon millions of dollars are spent on marketing each year. Everywhere you look there are advertisements trying to get you to buy something, try something, or do something with your hard earned money. The goal of the marketers is to try to get you to see the value in what they are offering and try to convince you that it is worth your time, money, or energy.
What would happen in your life if you valued yourself the way great marketers value their products? You would have a great confidence in your abilities, thoughts, and contributions. And, you would never settle!
I remember being called up to the varsity baseball team in the middle of my freshman year of high school. “Me?” I questioned. “Why would they want me? I’m a freshman. I guess I’m pretty good, but for real, me? All the guys on the team are older, more experienced, and more qualified to play, right?” What was going on? I was experiencing a value crisis. Both the varsity and junior varsity coaches saw value in me that I hadn’t yet possessed for myself.
Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely excited, but my lack of value of myself did not allow me to fully rejoice in the moment. My low sense of self-worth caused me to begin questioning my abilities, even to the point of reasoning my way out of accepting the opportunity. It was definitely a mental battle, but I didn’t give in.
As a matter of fact, the value tension I was experiencing caused my confidence to grow. And, as I was contributing in our games at the varsity level, I was able to possess my value in my heart & mind at another level.
Lessons learned, a value tension can be good & sometimes we need those around
us to help us understand the value we possess.
And to think, if I would of gave in to my low sense of self-worth I would have missed out on one of the best experiences of my high school years.
Many people struggle to put a value on their life. They struggle when asked about how much their work, time, & contributions are worth. And, as a result, they devalue their dreams and potential. Maybe it’s because no one ever told them their life was valuable. Maybe it’s because they don’t think they are as qualified, intelligent, or accomplished as others.
How about you? How much value do you have? How much value do you bring to your team, your company, your community, your relationships, or the world?
If you don’t believe you are valuable, you will always sell yourself short. Knowing your worth is absolutely essential to thriving in your life.
It’s not primarily about money. The value I’m speaking about is about having a dignity, self-respect, character, & a self-worth that is limitless. It’s about the value you attribute to yourself through your faith, personal values, and experiences. And, this value you place on yourself impacts every area of your life.
How valuable do you believe you are? The value you hold of yourself is reflected in your thoughts of yourself, your actions, and the risks you are willing to take. It’s time to dig deeper and unearth a greater sense of self-worth. No dying dreams here. No lost potential. No settling. No living below your worth. It’s time to know your value and live in a way that reflects it.