I have wanted to talk about this topic for so long because I think this is one of the root causes of our many problems.
We are in a world where depression and suicide among teens and even children are unprecedented.
It breaks my heart when I know that suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 in the U.S., and I believe that one of the reasons is that some of us still have this false belief that — We are not enough.
If you meet my friends, I am sure they will tell you I am one of the most confident (and sometimes arrogant) and optimistic people they have encountered.
But I was not born that way; I have also battled with the issue of self-worth for a good part of my life, especially during my teenage years.
I still struggle with this issue of self-worth sometimes when things don’t work out the ways I wanted, but what is different now is that once I am aware of these unsupportive thoughts, I quickly remind myself that they are not true and get back on my feet.
If there is only one idea I want you to learn from this article, it is that we are all inherently worthy of all the love and good things in life, PERIOD.
Repeat after me in your heart, or loudly –
I am worthy of all the love and good things in life.
I am worthy, precisely as I am.
Let that sink in.
Before I begin talking about how you can embody this truth, I want to tell you what happens when you don’t acknowledge this universal truth if you don’t know it yet.
If you consciously or unconsciously believe that you are worthless, you will always require validation from others, such as your followers on Instagram, your partner, friends and everyone else except yourself.
Phew, what an exhausting life!
Let’s begin with Understanding Self-Worth: What it is and What it’s Not.