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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gaining a Sense of Self Worth

By Lynn Bradley
Having a sense of self worth is the feeling that you deserve what you desire. It resembles self efficacy, the capacity to produce an effect, and self confidence. Having self worth enables one to feel good about self and be successful. A lack of such a feeling hinders reaching any goal one might have. You are unique. There is no one exactly like you. Act like you believe that you are a valuable person.
Those who do not have as many talents as others often lack a feeling of self worth. They feel like second class citizens. The worth of a person should not be based on performance however. Everyone was made in the image of God and is precious in his eyes. Everyone has some ability. It is your job to discover and develop your strong points. You have to start believing in yourself.
The first step in gaining a self worth feeling is to discover who you are. You have to get in touch with your feelings. What do you enjoy doing? What would you like to accomplish in life?
You have abilities you may not even know about. There is something you have a passion for. Many simply get a job and continue in it without getting in touch with their feelings. More than 90 per cent of the population never find their niche.
You have to discover what you are good at. Examine the desires you have suppressed because of your lack of self worth. What would you like to do more than anything else? Make it your purpose in life.
Get the education you need to do it, and talk to people in that field. Make your passion your career. Specialize in it. Medical and other specialists are highly respected. When you become proficient in your passion, you will be respected too.
Without a goal you will drift through life without a purpose. Set a goal that you can reach. Then set a bigger goal. Celebrate when you reach each goal. You will feel better about yourself with every goal reached.
As you begin to become successful, you will gain confidence and a feeling of self worth. Learn to think positively. Your momentum will propel you over obstacles in the way.
Some people believe in themselves before they accomplish anything. Others have to achieve something before they have confidence in themselves. Everyone gains self confidence as they accomplish things. This builds self efficacy and gives a feeling of self worth. Success builds the confidence to have more success, and unfortunately failure breeds more failure. You have to break the cycle of failure with success..
You should have a sense of self worth without accomplishing anything because everyone is created equally. A study of great people will reveal that most of them had to overcome tremendous odds just to survive. When they finally reached success, the great effort they had to put forth propelled them far above the average person. If you have had to struggle, you may be destined to become great.
Looking at the talent of others can cause you to look down on your own perceived lack of ability. Instead of looking at others, we need to look within our self. Everyone has ability. It has to be developed. You do not know how much ability you have until you have examined your inner feelings and tried some things. You will discover that some tasks come naturally. God gives everyone enough ability to accomplish what they desire to do. The book, "Climbing the Heavenly Stairs" describes how importantly believing in yourself is. To accomplish what you desire, you cannot depend on what you see. You have to rely on what you believe. Believe in yourself enough to click on the following link.

1 comment:

  1. After retirement; it all seems too little to late. My family has no love or respect for me . I have served the US Navy twice. I was in Navy Air the first 8 years. I worked in chemical resaearch for Chevron for 32 years and retirement.Police reserve 5 years.Elder, deacon, and chaplain then 10 years as Navy chaplain. Hurricane Rita9 the storm that never happened) drove us to Round Rock,TX.No one wanted anything to do with me because I am ordained. Walmart tore me down to lift themselves. My family has no faith in me and now neither have I any faith in myself.Even the doctor thinks I am a nut. I am healthy on the outside and hollow inside despite having been tested as chemical genius. It is like being on death row.