Cultivate Your Worth
I’ve got three daughters. I have always tried to figure out the perfect way to teach them to know their worth. It’s not easy. Building self esteem is a big responsibility. So many things can go wrong and over ride my teaching.
The world often portrays the illusion of little girls who dream of being a princess. My girls, well I think they were more dreaming about being warriors. Not every girl is a pixie who wants to dress up in frilly dresses and dance around gracefully.
Decide what you would rather be
There’s always bumps in the road that can make your mindset take a turn for the worse. It’s hard to remember your worth sometimes. I like to use the analogy that if you want to find the perfect match you have to decide if you are a diamond, or if you are a lump of coal.
Diamonds are sought after. They are unique and not so easily found. When people are looking to buy a diamond they do so with the greatest care. They are looking for the perfect cut and clarity. They intend to invest. Once the diamond is purchased one will care for it, as it is precious. It’s something with worth. You hold on to it for dear life, you don’t want to lose it.
Lump of Coal
A lump of coal is also mined but the way in which it is discovered is with far less care and concern. It’s found deep underground in the dirt and it’s merely shoveled out into buckets or crates. Nobody cares what the coal looks like. Nobody treasures it and it’s use is simply for fuel to be burned. Of course coal is valuable in it’s own way, but it’s not held as a treasure to be loved and admired forever.
I hope today no matter what you are going through, you will think of yourself as a diamond. If you’re going through a difficult relationship experience, think to yourself – is your partner treating you like a diamond? It always feels good to talk to and be with someone you love, but if underneath it all they don’t cherish you, your bond and the relationship, then perhaps they haven’t taken the time to really know your worth.
You are a diamond worthy of being sought after, valued and loved for each special part about you. Don’t settle for less.