“No one can figure out your worth but you.”
– Pearl Bailey
How much do you think you’re worth? That’s not a rhetorical question. If you could put a money value on yourself, what would it be? A dollar? Ten dollars? One hundred, a thousand, a million dollars? What about a number so high that you can’t even imagine what it’d look like if someone wrote it down? Sadly, more people would answer the latter, but in truth act like they’re worth the first option given. Essentially you could buy something off of McDonald’s “Dollar Menu” and it would cost more than the person who says he or she is actually worth more than the most well-known fast food restaurant in history.
People find themselves, day in and day out, devaluing their worth. For some, it’s the belief that lowering their ethical or moral standards will bring them something truly beneficial. They essentially tear themselves down for outside, potentially unnecessary forces and walk away feeling cheap. If you start treating yourself in the same way you say you’re worth, the people around you will either have no choice but to do the same; or step back and move out of the way.