“Our duty is to encourage everyone in their struggle to live up to their own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.”
I want to let you in on a secret.
You know how you look at other people and see their potential and brilliance even when they don’t?
Other people do the same thing to you.
You’ve got it.
It’s all right there.
You’ve got what it takes to do that thing you want to do.
You’re worthy of doing what you want to do, and having the life you want.
I want to show you how to know your worth and embrace it.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- You’re already worthy
- What to embrace
- What’s standing in your way
- How to do it
Let’s get started.
You’re already worthy
It’s natural to ask yourself “who am I to do this?” about the work you truly want to do and the impact you want to have. It’s normal to question yourself and to ask “what right do I have to want these things?”
These are questions the most successful people among us have asked themselves.
Here’s the truth; you were born the perfect version of you.
You were created just as you ought to be with all the abilities you’ll need to do the work you want to do.
What I’m trying to say is, you’re already worthy Even if you don’t realize it yet.
What to embrace
The people who have the greatest impact spend all their time focused on the thing they’re trying to advance or bring into the world.
They practice single-minded determination.
Once they make their mind up, they go all in.
In order to find and embrace your worth, and have the impact you want to have, you need to be 100% all-in on yourself.
Letting doubt creep in, even a small amount, will stop you from realizing your ultimate potential.
What’s standing in your way
While it’s true we were born perfect, our perfection can get buried over time.
If we were raised in a negative or difficult environment. If the people we depended on were toxic. If we experienced trauma. Experiences can cast doubt and cloud our belief in ourselves and our self-worth.
Limiting beliefs can creep in and take hold. No one will accept or love me. I’m not intelligent enough to do that. I’m not good enough.
Since we were little, we’ve been conditioned.
We were put into and walked in lines down the hallways at school. We got assigned a desk and made to sit in rows.
And we we’re told by the teacher “I need you to sit down and be quiet.”
But the opposite is true.
The world doesn’t need you to sit down and be quiet.
The world needs you to stand and deliver your message. We need you to share your ideas. We need you to make your mark.
How to do it
We all have core beliefs, whether we’re aware of them or not. Much like your phone has an operating system that’s always running in the background, our core beliefs are always guiding our decision making.
Some of them were given to us at birth, many were installed when we were very little, and some have been downloaded along the way.
When you start thinking about yours, you’ll begin to recognize what your current version is. If you’re happy with them, excellent. If you’re not, I’ve got good news- you can change them. It won’t be easy, but you can do it.
Beliefs about worth
Here is a list of prompts about self-worth. As you read through them, write down the first thing that comes to mind; don’t overthink it.
- I’m worthy of
- I’d have more self-worth if
- My parents thought I was
- In my family, I
- If I were worthy, I’d
- If I could do anything, I’d
- I am
- I am not
- In order to self-worth, I’d need to
- When I’m feeling good about myself, I
- People think I’m
Now that you’ve written your initial thoughts on each of these, go back through and think more deeply about the ones that we’re the most triggering.
It wasn’t until I recognized my negative and limiting beliefs around my self-worth that I was able to make positive changes.
The more you can dig into your past and examine it, the better the chances of changing your beliefs from negative to positive.
To help you in this process, you can access our Values Course at no-cost.
Create the life you want
Our ability to create the future we desire is a superpower.
When you take the time to reflect on what you want your future to look like, when you create a plan of action, and then execute that plan, most any reality can be yours.
It’s time to embrace your worth and create the future you desire.
For each prompt, write down what you want
- Who are you?
- What do you do?
- What do people come to you for?
- How much money do you earn?
- What do you spend your days doing?
- What brings you peace?
- What do you love doing?
- Who do you spend time with?
- Why do people love spending time with you?
Be honest with yourself. Don’t judge yourself. What you want is what you want, and it’s great (whatever it is). These are your goals, this is your life, and you’ve got one shot at it. Plan for the life you want to live.
Again, you can access our Goals Course at no-cost, where you’ll go deeper into this process.
Chart your course
What can you start doing immediately that will set you on your course to having the life you want and doing the work you want to do?
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to start doing, recognize and embrace you will encounter resistance.
In fact, if you find you’re not encountering any resistance, you’re probably doing it wrong.
When we become aware of them, we need to take proper action to overcome them.
For example, if you lack literacy on a new skill, you could read blog posts and listen to podcasts, read a book or take a course, or work with an advisor or a coach.
For example, if you have toxic relationships in your life, you’ll need to figure out how to fix the problems, or move on from that person.
Conclusion – Transition/Ask/Call to action H2
You have choice.
You can choose to pursue the life you want and the work you want to do.
It may happen quickly for you, or it could take years.
When you decide what you want, work as hard as you can. Work tirelessly and fearlessly.
Follow your heart over your brain. Have faith in yourself.
Whatever you think, that’s what you’ll become.
You’re worthy of everything you want.
Check out the LifeBlood podcast as well. We spend a lot of time talking about self-worth and the tools of success.