10 Reasons It’s So Important To Know Your Value & Never Forget It

Recognizing your true worth is the first step to happiness, but this isn’t always easy. A lot of people are in the habit of undervaluing themselves, and this makes it difficult for you to see yourself in all your unique glory. Here are a few things that make you the amazing person you are.

  1. You will always be there for yourself. Even when you’re sad or angry with yourself or don’t even want to be who you are, you’re still showing up. You have no other choice. When times get hard, you are the one who is there to catch you. Instead of beating yourself up, you have the ability to hold yourself a little higher and be your own best friend. Through thick and thin, you’re always there to remind yourself how important you are.
  2. You’ve already accomplished so many things. Everything you have right at this moment is a direct result of everything you have done in your life, and everything you’ve lost is evidence of how many beautiful things you gained. Even your failures are a reflection of how much you’ve tried. No matter where you are in your life, you’ve done so much for yourself and others, and you’re only just getting started.
  3. You’re stronger than you think you are. You can’t always feel like a superwoman, but that’s exactly what you are. Struggling doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re testing your own strength and finding more resilience for the future. With every trial, you will find new stores of power and learn that somewhere deep down, you’ve always known just how strong you really are. Don’t hide from challenges. You’re more than capable of beating them.
  4. You’re capable of untold amounts of love. Your love is immense, and some people won’t know how to receive it. Instead of feeling like you come on too strong or just aren’t lovable, remember that your love is stronger than some people know how to handle and that you deserve someone who can match every ounce of love you have to give.
  5. You’re beautiful in a way that no one ever could be. No one loves how they look every second of every day, but you’re always beautiful whether you feel it or not. No one else has your eyes or your hair or your voice. Every one of your features is exclusive to you, and anyone who gets to know those parts of you is luckier than you can imagine.
  6. Your body has superpowers. Think about all the places your legs have taken you and all the things your hands have made and all the people who have felt lighter because of your smile. Your body has the power to change how someone else feels and to take you all over the world and to accomplish things you can only dream of. If you ever find yourself wishing you looked like someone else, remember that no one else’s body could have brought you to where you are now. It has power far beyond its appearance, and it belongs to no one but you.
  7. You’re resourceful. No matter what cards you’ve been dealt, you’ve always found a way to make the most of them. You take what you have and turn everything into a positive experience because you know that learning is just as valuable as getting exactly what you want on the first try. Your optimism and creativity mean that you can trust yourself to make it through to the other side with more strength and potential than ever.
  8. Anyone would be lucky to be loved by you. You are unique. No one else looks exactly like you or has the same history or feelings or intelligence as you. You’re extraordinary, and anyone lucky enough to be with you should recognize that. You deserve nothing less than someone who has the depth to comprehend all of your intricacies and complexities, and who knows just how lucky they are to be with you.
  9. The tough times mean you care. When things get rough, appreciate that the situation is difficult only because it matters to you. You don’t go through life with your eyes closed and your heart locked inside you. You meet the world with anticipation and openness, and that’s far more important than always being “fine.” Caring about yourself and others is what makes you passionate and exciting and full of life.
  10. You’re capable of anything you want to do. Ambition is scary. Is holds us accountable and threatens us with disappointment if we don’t follow through on our dreams. But you have the power to become whoever you want to be. As long as your goals are motivated from within yourself and not motivated by other people’s standards or desires, you’re more than capable of becoming everything you want to be.
Rose Nolan is a writer and editor from Austin, TX who focuses on all things female and fabulous. You can find her geeking out about the latest film releases or stunning crowds with her endless capacity for celebrity trivia. If you can’t find her, she’s probably eating tacos.