If you were to auction yourself off right now, how much would you think you could be worth?
Okay fellow bloggers! Before this seems all like me crossing some ethical border! This is purely a question to be left up to the imagination – nothing serious meant by it.
I know that I would not appraise myself to much worth. And that is me being honest and not fishing for complements.
The reason I’m asking that question is… You see… I’ve kind recently realised that I’ve been selling myself short.
After a dear friend of mine told me that I’m selling myself short in life and that I have to do some serious retrospection, I sat down and that same question popped into my head: How much am I worth?
Instantly I knew why my friend had told me this, as the worth I placed on myself seemed less that what I paid for lunch today…
In my last post, I spoke about how one tends to lose yourself in life. Me selling myself short, was apart of me losing myself in life.
Somewhere along the line, I stopped thinking I was important, that I was just as equal as the next person on the street and that my worth was far more than I was selling myself for.
Being the type of person I was, I slept on this. And had a long hard grinding of some gears in my head.
People somehow have either become so egotistical that they can tell you their worth is more than a small country or they’ve become empty shells, selling themselves short. All I could account this to was that these people (AND MYSELF) had been taking other people’s expectations, words, complements and abuse to their heads and in turn have lost respect for themselves and others.
In my case, I lost respect for myself.
I can admit this now. I am not proud of it, but somehow I was giving up myself and my identity again for other people and to keep them happy.
At the end of the day, we all need to keep ourselves happy first and then tend to the needs of others.
This lesson is one I’ve found to be a hard one to learn… It’s still hard trying to think of myself first, but I’m glad I’m doing this. I’ve found myself smiling more and being able to make a better judgement call if I want to sacrifice a part of myself to keep someone else happy (who really deserves it, if I might add).
Basically, you should be able to know your worth at the end of the day.
We’re all important, have the same worth and happiness. It’s all up to you to work with that and take it from there.
In no means am I perpetuating anyone to become selfish – I am just asking you to start with yourself and then work onto others.
I guess, once you’re happy, you can share that happiness and love with others?! Right?!