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You don’t need someone to give you a seal of approval, or validate your existence because of who you are. You don’t need someone to determine your value or worth, like an investment in some type of commodity, or counting currency in a bank. Those of us who have been stepped on, looked over, ignored, rejected, or ostracized for unfair and unjust reasons, have no reason to walk around with our heads held down or feel worthless. Do you know how many people were rejected, but came out on top, even if the top was not what they expected?
Listen, if you were overlooked or ignored for a well-deserved promotion at work and the position was given with a healthy salary to someone with less or no experience than you, do not compare your worth to their paycheck. Don’t allow an undeserving someone else (a boss, a spouse, a friend, a family member) to make you look at yourself, devalue yourself, or make you feel lowly and shortchanged just to make them feel better. Do your best, look your best, and be your best. Hold your head up high and allow your value to shine brightly without saying a word!