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The Power of Self-Worth

Self-esteem plays a powerful role in the key choices and decisions that shape our lives. It begins with an idea, how we perceive things. It begins with our belief systems. It all starts with you; we place a price tag on ourselves by the knowledge we have of our importance. Knowing your true value is an evidential effect of your self-worth.

When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life’s ups and downs. When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges that life throws at us.

Your self-worth is what gives you value, your self-worth is your price tag.

Self-esteem is actually about how we value ourselves, and our perceptions about who we are and what we are capable of. People will only place you on the level you place yourself, hence you must constantly work on developing your self-worth. No matter the challenges life brings your way, always have the belief that you are way better than your challenges.

You must constantly work on developing your self-worth.

Ways to Improve your Self-Worth

  • Build Positive Relationships – We are often built around the words we consume daily, the people we spend most of our time with. If there are people who make you feel bad about yourself, try to avoid them. Build relationships with people who make you feel good about yourself and avoid the relationships that drag you down. What you constantly consume becomes your reality.


  • Recognize Your Strengths and Build on It – You must constantly remind yourself of your strengths, your unique gifts that stand you out. We are all good at something, we have that unique skill/gift that stands us out which can help boost our morale.

  • Give Yourself a New Task/Challenge –  The things we run from are oftentimes what we are really good at, you never know the strength you have until you challenge yourself. Never be scared of trying new things, that could be your story changer. We all feel tensed up or scared of trying new things at times. Ground breakers do not let these feelings stop them from trying new things or taking on challenges head on. Set a goal, such as joining a training class or going to a social occasion. Achieving your goals will help to boost your self-esteem.


  • Become More Assertive and Learn to Say No –  Assertiveness simply means standing up for your personal rights – expressing thoughts, feelings and beliefs in direct, honest and appropriate ways. People with low self-esteem often say yes to other people, even when they do not really want to. The disadvantage is that you become overburdened, resentful, angry and depressed. For the most part, saying no does not upset relationships. It can be helpful to keep saying no, but in different ways, until they get the message.

People value scarcity, be careful not to be too available. Make sure your voice counts as well.


  • Be Kind and Patient to Yourself – You must constantly remind yourself of the fact that growth is a process and not a spontaneous activity, hence you must learn to give yourself ample time to grow properly. Being kind to yourself means being gentle to yourself at times when you feel like being self-critical. Be your own cheer leader; find strength in your little wins. We often give far better advice to others than we do to ourselves.

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