Self-Worth is an internal state of being that comes from self-understanding, self-love and self-acceptance. It is a state that is somewhat timeless and unchanging because it is a measure of how you value and regard yourself despite what others may say and/or despite unfavorable circumstances. It is therefore something that doesn’t quickly or easily change when external factors change. It is steady and unflinching, and there lies the power and value of building your self-worth.
To have a high level of self-worth means having a favorable opinion or estimate of yourself. It means having unshakable faith in yourself and in your ability to follow through and get things done. It means feeling worthy of good things; feeling deserving of happiness, health, wealth, success and love no matter what difficulties you might face, disappointments you may experience, or what other people might or might not say to you. It is unflinching.
To have a high level of self-worth means accepting yourself wholeheartedly at all times despite your flaws, weaknesses and limitations. It is all about accepting the true value of who you are right here right now in this very moment.
To have high levels of self-worth means never allowing yourself to be defined by outside forces or people’s opinions. It means never allowing specific outcomes to shake your confidence, faith or resolve. In other words, no matter what happens you are steadfast. Nothing outside of you influences how you feel about yourself. Your influence alone is the only thing that matters. You alone are the biggest factor in how you feel about yourself, your life and about your circumstances.
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