Do you know your Value and Self-Worth?
But what exactly is knowing your value? Is it having a positive self-esteem? Is it knowing your worth and being able to identify all of your positive qualities? I’m not sure.
In my view, knowing your own value and self-worth are inextricably linked. Self-worth is defined as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” I think that is one part of it, but the other aspect is being able to understand how much of a difference you have made in any given situation with the contribution you have made.
Knowing Your Value is an emotional subject
Let me tell you a story about an old man and his watch. A story heard couple of years ago on my holiday in Croatia told by an old fisherman.
The story about the old man and his watch
The father told his son before his death:
"This is your grandfather's watch and it is more than 200 years old. But before I give it to you, go to the watchmaker in and say you want to sell it, and see what he is prepared to offer for it.
The son left, and then he came back to his father and said:
"The watchmaker gives only $ 5 because the watch it is old."
His father said to him:
"Go to the antique shop!"
He disappears, and then he comes back and says to his father, "They offer $ 5,000."
His father said to him:
"go to the museum and offer the watch for sale there."
He disappears and comes back to his father, he said:
"They brought in an expert who estimated the value of this watch. They offered me $ 1,000,000 for him."
Then the father said:
"My son, this is what I wanted to teach you. Being on the right place with the right people you can reap great benefits. So, don't put yourself in the wrong place and with wrong people. Undervaluing yourself will cost you; Professionally, Financially, Personally, Mentally, Physically & Emotionally.
For those who knows their value, will get the respect they deserve a rape the benefits from it.
Truly learning how to build self-confidence isn’t an easy task. But the simple fact that you’re admitting that you may be undervaluing yourself on a daily basis is the right place to start. Once you recognize exactly how and in which parts of your life you are undervaluing yourself, turning your life around for the better will be a goal within your reach.
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ― Dalai Lama