To you, the value of the piece of paper in your hand would only be $1.00. You would miss the opportunity to buy your mother that new coat for her birthday because it cost $40.00. You would miss the opportunity to replace your holey shoes because you can’t find any at the dollar store. Matter-of-fact, you might even buy a candy bar at the local convenient store and tell the worker to keep the change. (Which might not be a bad thing as long as you can afford a $99.11 tip.)
The point is….The actual value of the $100.00 bill becomes irrelevant because, to you, it is only one dollar. Our self-worth is not so different. Although we have great worth, we will miss opportunity after opportunity if we set our value low. We may give ourselves away to people who mistreat us, stay in destructive (maybe even dangerous) relationships, abuse our bodies, let the opinions of other people dictate our moods, and hold ourselves to unrealistic standards leading to constant self-criticism.
You see, our true worth is priceless, but that becomes irrelevant when we assign a low value to ourselves. We actually become the person we program ourselves to be.
The good news is that we can change this program anytime!
If you have a low opinion of yourself, it is time to realize that it is just that…your OPINION. If you are surrounded by people who also devalue you, it has nothing to do with your true worth. People are devaluing you, because you have set the value on yourself waaaaaaay too low!
Is it time to assign a new value to you? Remember, unlike the $100.00 bill, you are priceless!