“Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
Make sure you don’t see yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Knowing your worth is the best thing that will lead you to freedom and peace of mind. It will help you attract those people that will willingly join hands with you in living a life of purpose. Never be sad if someone doesn’t recognize your worth, it’s their loss not yours.
I have since learnt that once you discover your self-worth, walking away from where you are not valued becomes the easiest hard thing to do. This also means that knowing your self-worth helps you avoid forcing yourself on people and situations that do not value you. It’s better to be hated for being true to yourself than to be loved for being a copy of someone else.
The greatest life’s tragedy is dying having never lived. Knowing your self-worth helps you find your purpose which leads to living a meaningful life. When you know your self-worth, you never play a victim because you know what’s good for you. When you know your self-worth, you don’t live your life seeking relief. Victims are people who always see life as unfair, cruel and unbearable and hence are always seeking relief and will throw themselves at anyone as long as they can help them get into a state of temporary forgetfulness from the pains of the unbearable world.
Knowing your self-worth makes you take full responsibility for your life because you know what you want and what’s good for you. May you be blessed with this kind of wisdom to know your self-worth.
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org , www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773