You are extremely valuable. In fact, you are invaluable. There’s no price that can be placed on the value you have. Every person you meet, every single person you smile at, every single thing that you do every day has an affect on the entire world.
While its common to list “success” as a certain material value or fame, success is something very different. Dictionary.com lists as the #1 definition of success:
SUCCESS: the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.
Success is personal. Your value is something you set yourself. Today’s expansive design idea is all about your value and defining your own success!
The people I know who are the most self-actualized— living their dreams, enjoying life, bouncing back from difficult situations easily— have created their own version of success.
No amount of money has even made me feel proud or valuable. I grew up surrounded by people with tons of money and no regard for the law, so from an early age I knew that money was not success in itself. Sit in a room full of real mobsters as a little kid (yep, straight out of the Sopranos) and you develop a very interesting view of the price of greed. Don’t get me wrong, money is awesome… but it’s not really a solid measure of your value, pride, wellbeing or fulfillment.
If you are looking to feel more valuable, more worthy, more important… this you can do right now.
Set your own goals. Each and every one that you achieve, from the smallest to the largest, is success. Your own real definition of success will ground you in a very good place of power.
Stop comparing yourself to anyone else. Why do some people feel better when they feel they are ahead of other people? I have never really understood that idea.
Compete against yourself, not other people. If you’re doing the best you can every day and looking to grow, you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone.
Treat every living and life-giving thing around you as a gift that is precious. Spend extra time with your pets. Do research to help your plants to flourish. Make sure your home reflects your highest self in the brightest way.
Do what makes you proud. Don’t compromise your integrity to people-please.
Don’t sell yourself short or do extreme amounts of work for little or no pay.Things like internships and apprenticeships that are low paid or unpaid should be for a short period of time to gain experience or professional credits. Give in great abundance and work with pride, live with pride, and ask for what you need.
You will ultimately get it!
Contribute to society. Acts of kindness alone raise the energy of the world around you. Don’t discount them. Your smile, your offer to open a door, carry groceries or buy someone a hot meal can be the thing that restores faith and hope in someone else.
You are so valuable. I hope you know it. And that is a feeling you can expand upon to leave a giant footprint on the planet in your own special way…!
If you need to clear away more bad ideas and reminders about yourself that are not supporting your greater value… detox your life of the negativity!
The 30 Day Negativity Detox is a commitment to happy-making, mirror-polishing, life-lifting and simple space shifting for 30 days.
It’s loaded with lots of actions (some you may know for sure even if you’ve never fully practiced them, some you’ve likely never seen or heard of…!) that can help you detox from your own negative stuff, uncover more of your greatness and light, and see happiness everywhere you look…! There’s Feng Shui, there’s life-shifting, there’s lots of creativity… and it’s a daily commitment to a positive life shift… which is a positive life shift already!!!
And you can start right HERE! I’m doing the first 30 Days with you, so let’s get started!!!
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Love LOVE love this article. It took me a long time to realize my own value, but ever since nothing can stop me. Thanks for the reminder Dana. I love your blog, btw!
i’m so glad you have!!! Amazing!!! Happy New Year!!! xoxo