Evaluating Self Worth
Self Worth is something that we all think about from time to time.
My question to you is, what does the word "worth" really mean to you? My experience tells me that worth is equated with value. How valuable are you? How do you measure your personal value? Is it based on how much money a company is willing to pay you to do a job? Is it based on how much money you are willing to accept to do a job? Is it based on how you are perceived by others? Who has the power to tell you what you are really worth?
No one has the power to tell you what you are worth unless you give them that power. When a company hires you to do a job, it is with the hope that you have not misrepresented or under-represented yourself, and can really contribute positively to their bottom line.
How much you earn is based on your ability to present yourself as being worthy of whatever salary you agree to. People will treat you exactly the way you want to be treated. If you give them permission to devalue you, they will. If you have the self-awareness and self-confidence to be perceived as valuable then of course that is how you will be seen.
Most people do an excellent job of devaluing themselves. I use to think this was mainly a female problem. However, I have seen that men and women are equally guilty of this phenomena. It is a matter of who is the strongest; who is best at playing the mind games that control others.
Women have been lead to believe that the man is always right; they know how to do it better. In some cases that is correct. The truth is we all have our strengths and weaknesses.Continued on the next page