How much do you value yourself? This is probably not a question you ask yourself very often, if ever. And after reading this question, did you actually stumble or have a blank reaction as to how to answer it?
If you don’t value yourself, no one else will either.
This is a true statement whether you like to believe it or not. Think about it, if you don’t appreciate yourself, your value, or your worth in this world… how are others to do so?
And in the workplace, this is even more critical. In fact, lack of self-respect and self-value can be so detrimental, it can damage your career before it even starts. Or it can stop it cold in its tracks.
If you don’t value yourself as a competent professional, others won’t value you as such either.
If you don’t see yourself as high performing and capable, your boss won’t see this in your either.
Valuing yourself means having an appreciation for your better qualities as well as recognizing and improving upon your lesser ones. But it’s these better qualities that form the foundation of your self-worth.
In life and in the workplace, you have to believe you are worth it.
You are worth the company investing time and training into.
You are worthy of the promotion.
You are worthy of the dream job you want.
You are worthy of some time off.
You are worth the raise you are asking for.
You are worth taking the lead on the new project everyone is fighting over.
You are worth the high-dollar client.
It all starts with you knowing down to your core you are worth it. It ends if you don’t.
And I’ll take it one step further; you need to claim it too. Here’s why…
The world reflects back to you how much you value yourself.” – Danielle LaPorte
I challenge you to claim your worth.
I challenge you to own it.
I challenge you to walk with your head held high standing tall in your worth.
I challenge you to accept your worth in all its greatness.
You need this so you can then be ready to have a career that reflects back to you how much you value yourself.