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  • Writer's pictureJonnette Del Mundo

Who Determines Your True Worth?

Some say your job because they pay you a salary or hourly wage and offer (or do not) benefits, perks, etc.

Some say the vehicle you drive, your house, your neighborhood, your friends, your clothes, where you hang out, and on and on.

You have natural talents or skills, those that are inherent within you. You get along with people quickly, or you are quick to figure things out logically. You might have the ability to stay focused or be organized. And then you have learned or acquired talents or skills from attending school, reading and watching videos, attending seminars, On the Job Training (OJT), being tutored by someone, etc.

But these talents or skills do not determine your true worth.

The truth of the matter is that you determine your true worth. You choose what you are truly worth. So it is by your action or inaction, by not making a decision which is within itself a decision. Following through on your dreams and desires or not. It is all up to you.

You can read all the books, watch all the videos, attend all the seminars or listen to all the teleconferences. Still, without a plan, without action, you are determining your worth by your inaction.

You need to dream again – remember those dreams you had as a kid? Dream again and bring the adult dreams out. Then you need to visualize the dreams by giving them a present tense as if you are living them today. Use the visualization to create goals in all areas of your life, not just possessions. Your goal setting should include at least the six significant areas of life on which you need to take action. An action plan is necessary to put in motion the activities that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Keeping track of what activities you are working on requires a daily planner and a journal to record your everyday feelings and ideas. The daily planner allows you to see your plan in action, but the journal gives you a record of how you started and how you grew and became what your vision says you are.

Even when using the tools mentioned, is there anything else that could hold you back from achieving your true worth? For example, what is your inner talk like? What are you saying that could be holding you back? Changing your inner talk requires some assistance, which is where affirmations come into play. Reading your affirmation daily helps change your inner talk and thought patterns.

If there is unforgiveness, anger, resentment, or bitterness against anyone or a situation, it could create an artery clog to your future and your true worth. Make a list of anyone you feel you need to forgive. You don't need to face them in person to forgive them, just make the list and burn it, shred it, or throw it away and move on.

Achieving your true worth is an incredible journey, for you will see yourself move from where you are to where your vision takes you. Is it a day or week, or month journey? It is different for everyone, but it takes time and commitment to start and continue this adventure. You will find that your goals, vision, and affirmations will change as you realize you are worth more than you imagined. The significant part is that with your journal, you will have a record of this journey to encourage you as you see your beliefs' small and meaningful results.

To achieve your true worth, you need a plan (a system) to assist you in starting, planning, organizing, and keeping track of your new adventure. Once created, it just takes focus, desire, and action on your part to start moving forward. Hesitation or indecision will leave you where you are, but action will assist you in moving forward with your life. So take action today and enjoy your future.


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