KNOW YOUR WORTH: Tips for Building Self-Worth

Currently, I’m striving to build my own self-worth and hopefully these tips will help.

“If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” – Tim Fargo

This article appeared in ( article written by: Donna M. White

Upon seeing this quote, I found it to be very powerful.  It made me take a step back and think about where my self-worth lies.  The dictionary defines self-worth as the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.  If this is true, it means self-worth cannot be increased or decreased by anyone, because it comes from within.

Self-worth is your sense of self and how you value yourself as a part of the world; better yet, the universe.  It is knowing your existence on this earth is purposeful, and walking in that purpose.  Many of us fail to walk in our purpose or feel our lives have meaning because we allow others to define our worth.

Self-worth simply comes from self. If you are struggling with feelings of low self-worth.  Here are a few ways to build it up.

  1. Stop comparing yourself to others.  You are uniquely and wonderfully made.  As a matter of fact, I am pretty confident there is only one you.  Be you and do it well!  Who wants to be a carbon copy of someone else?  If you’re uncomfortable in your skin right now, that’s ok… but I insist you learn to wear it well and love the skin you’re in!
  2. Stop conforming.  Instead of being afraid of not fitting in someone else’s space, recognize it’s okay to create your own.  Stop putting so much emphasis into what other people think about you.  I am starting to realize more than ever, what other people think about me isn’t my business.
  3. Believe in your direction.  Once you discover your purpose, fight for it and don’t let anyone stop you.  Maybe your path has some obstacles, work to overcome them.  Maybe your path is a little unconventional, keep going.  Maybe your path is filled with haters… let them hate!  If you are moving towards something you believe in, then you are moving in the right direction.
  4. Impress yourself!  Self-worth is not about impressing others, it’s about impressing yourself.  If you spend your energy worrying about what others think and trying to impress them, how much time are you really devoting to the things that are important to you?


4 thoughts on “KNOW YOUR WORTH: Tips for Building Self-Worth

  1. Bugsmetwo says:

    Ooh good post. I’m having much difficulty with some of this right now due to dealing with my husband’s infidelity. On one side I know my values and what I will not tolerate, on the other hand, I believe in marriage but not at the sacrifice of myself. I’m torn and don’t know what to do. Of course I’m weighing both sides and taking into account my personal limitations due to childhood traumas from bullying, anise etc…’s not easy at all – especially when I learned to trust someone again and still got hurt. I’m reevaluating everything I thought I knew. This can be good in the long run! Thanks for posting this.


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