Since starting my blog, I’ve been afforded so many amazing opportunities and God has blessed me beyond belief. But, with growth and progression, there also comes a time where you start to realize your overall self-worth. You start to question the people you place yourself around, you start to analyze your social media presence and you also start to alter the way you perceive life. It’s a beautiful thing, really.
Yet, such thoughts and ideas can also give way to another source of frustration: the dreaded question of “What am I truly worth?”
So, many times I run across young women who are just starting out on their personal journeys and their mentalities are consistently clouded by what the world may think or say but, in all actuality, you have to realize that the life you life is ultimately up to you! If you’re in a situation (i.e.: a relationship, a friendship or even a “situationship”) where the slightest hint of doubt transforms your general views, take a moment to sit down and think about how it affects you. If you feel as if you’re remaining stagnant or “dumbing down” your goals, be aggressive in acting against the situation and make that change.
Don’t fall for anything and everything. My grandmother always told me, “If you lay down with dogs, you’re gonna get fleas.” Point blank: your lifestyle and self-worth go hand in hand. You cannot rsie to be the best unless you surround yourself with the cream of the crop. You can’t expect to be the “baddest in the game” if you don’t get out there and network your ass off. You cannot expect to land lasting and valuable relationships if you fail to filter the quality of people you usher into your life. Self-worth speaks volumes and maintaining that air of confidence is beneficial for future success.
As of late, personally, I’ve struggle with establishing a firm sense of self-worth. But, hey, I’m only human! There are times where I beg the question of, “Am I worth this?” or “Should I aim higher?“; however, like Henry David Thoreau said, Never question your potential. Move confidently in the direction of your dreams and slay every step of the way.
I’m 100% positive of the direction I want to go but deciphering between who stays in my “circle” has been a damn struggle. Yes, I’m still learning about what makes me Esmesha and I’m still blossoming into the woman God wants me to be but, one thing is for sure, solidifying my self-worth is the cornerstone for my personal progression.
I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m down the challenge!