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How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth?

How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth?

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It‘s Not That Simple

While estimating the amount of material you require to renovate your room , would you use just a random stick to measure ? Probably not.

You'd use a proper measuring tape that would accurately help you calculate the dimensions. Yet,

  • When it comes to measuring self-worth, ...

What‘s your measuring stick?

We all have some sort of measuring stick that we use to determine our value as a human being.

  • When we feel like we’re measuring up, we feel good about ourselves.
  • But, when we feel like we’ve fallen short, our self-esteem can plummet.

Our measuring stick has...

Here are five common – yet potentially hazardous – ways people measure their self-worth:

1. Who You're Surrounded By

2. What You Do

3. How Much Money You Have

4. What Y...

1. Who You‘re Surrounded By

People depend on others to give them value .

Individuals feel worthy by surrounding themselves with important people.

  • One may think her worth depends on how much praise she receives from others,
  • Other may only feel good about herself when...

2. What You Do

A career helps many people feel valued.

  • People say something like, “I’m the co-founder of XYZ company,” or “I’m a lawyer,” not because it’s what they do – but because it’s who they are.
  • Their career reinforces to them that they’re “somebody.”

Why it...

3. How Much Money You Have

People measure their self-worth by the size of their bank accounts.

  • Sometimes they feel like they just can’t acquire enough wealth to be “valuable enough.”
  • To prove their worth, they create a façade of wealth by going deeply into debt in hopes of a luxury car o...

4. What You Achieve

Sometimes people want to be known solely for their accomplishments.

  • That person who always brags about her latest business venture may only feel good about herself when she is talking about her accomplishments.
  • Or that person who just can’t stop beating himsel...

5. How You Look

  1. While some people measure their self-worth by the numbers on a weight scale.
  2. Others determine their value based on their ability to attract attention with their appearance.

Role of media: Marketing strategies frequently target our insecurities about every...

Feeling Good About Who You Are

  1. Know what measuring stick you’re using to determine your value
  2. Measure your self-worth based on the factors you can control (like your values, spirit of showing up in failure, hardships you endured till now etc.)– not the external events in your life(like people, mo...

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