Do Not Seek Someone Else’s Stamp of Approval to Validate Your Worth

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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!

Don’t Do Something That Can Send You Over a Cliff

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Sometimes we can derail our life from our own vices. Yet, there is always hope to get back up with confidence, get on track, and ease on down the road.

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
C. Joybell C.

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. ”
Unknown

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
Les Brown

“Embrace and love all of yourself – past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself.”
Melody Beattie

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. ”
Fred Rogers