I am WORTHY…….
I thought the best way to start this was to provide you with the definition of “worthy”.
Having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way. Deserving effort, attention, or respect. Good enough; suitable
Understanding this definition, I realized, was not easy. I knew what it meant BUT I never applied it to myself. I never felt that I was worthy. I never gave people a reason to think I was worthy. I have to admit, this is really sad when I think back in my 49 years and never allowed myself to be worthy. Does this stem from the fact that I didn’t think I was worthy? Absolutely!!
I am the type of person who always gave to people and never expected anything in return. I pleased people probably because I wanted everyone to like me. I never thought about how this was actually going to affect how I thought about myself. This is where value, my worth comes into play. If I didn’t value myself, then why would anyone else? AND the sad part, is that it took me 49 years (well 48 years to be exact) to figure this out.
I have been through many ups and downs in my life and believe it was because I was more worried about the “other” people and not myself. I wanted to please everyone, no matter what the consequences were going to be for me. I thought I was strong enough to get through it, to allow myself to not care how I was going to be affected, because in the end “I would survive”. I unvalued myself because I did not think I was worth it!
In the past 2 years, I have started to understand that I couldn’t survive anymore, I couldn’t continue worrying about how “other people” were going to feel. I had to start respecting myself, valuing myself, and understand that I was WORTHY!! That I am a great person and deserve to be recognized for that by those who truly appreciated ME.
The reality is that if someone doesn’t like me, then that is their issue, not mine. Why would I want people in my life who were only using me, who only thought that they could benefit from my knowledge, my network, my friendship (which was easy to get from me). It had to start with ME!!
I had to value who I was…
I had to know that I was worthy of success…
I was worthy of knowledge…
I was worthy of being a true friend….
I was worthy of being loved….
I was worthy of being paid for what I could bring to the table…
I AM WORTHY!!
In the last 2 years, I have continuously said these thoughts over and over again in my head, to remind myself that if I didn’t think I was worthy, then no one else would. AND you know what has been happening?? I have evolved, I have learned to love myself, I have learned that I do have knowledge that is valuable, I am a good person, I am confident, I am strong, I am WORTHY!
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