“The major value in life is not what you get. The principal value in life is what you become.”
— Jim Rohn.
As adolescents, the world tells us our worth and teaches us what we should value through the people we grew up around, the media, and culture.
But when you have so many voices in your ears uttering stronger than your thoughts, your own beliefs and priorities can receive a second place to the values of others.
As we grow into our teenage years, we’re instructed on which courses to take in high school to graduate at the top of our class and get accepted to the best colleges. A diploma and a high-paying career are praised to the moon and back.
But what happens to the people who want to take a break after high school to explore the world and decide how to spend their lives? They are lost or uneducated—are they?
Unfortunately, the lost and uneducated lose value in the societal eye.
But what if that’s not the case? Is it possible that the people who took the time to find themselves are the ones who know their worth? They know a job or a degree does not define them. They can see the value of life experiences and feel comfortable in their skin.
The title you wear, your possessions, and the amount of money in your account do not have any value until you define them. And once you do, others will too.
Many have followed the same path. They know your hardships and have emerged to the other end, knowing their worth.
The next time you question your worth, remember that the people who love you will do it unconditionally, and those who don’t see your value may never—despite how hard you try to show it to them.
It’s all about the situations you choose. In the end, you have the power to decide your worth, and it’s your responsibility to find the value of your life and how others will value you.
So, ask yourself these questions: “What is the value of your life? How can others value you?” The answer lies within you.
“Don’t give up the journey to finding your worth, for it is a lifelong adventure with endless rewards.”