Know your Worth!

I came across this wonderful quote from Les Brown who also suggested that we shoot for the moon and we may land on a star. What a wonderful speaker he is! 

“Know your worth! Do not fall into the trap of believing that who you are and what you are worth are dependent on who you are with or what you have. No one can ever give you your self-worth. You decide if you let someone rob you of it. Become aware of how you medicate the pain in your life. It may include food, shopping, alcohol, drugs, or relationships which continue to diminish your sense of self.

You will never truly feel good until you learn to love yourself unconditionally. Your life is a gift. Say to yourself constantly…”I deserve the best that life has to offer.” Live from this place. Make it a point to build new relationships that are positive, encouraging and supportive. Take it upon yourself to develop a sense of purpose, optimism, discipline. Realize that no one can take away your most valuable assets – your mind and your self-esteem, without your permission. You have GREATNESS within you!”  Les Brown

Every once in a while I think it is important that we step back and take a look at how we are treating ourselves. I think this quote about is one that we could all post on a wall somewhere and just remind ourselves that we do deserve the best that life has to offer!  Stop and think about what is your purpose and your own inner greatness.

I love that Les says no one can give you your self-worth and you decide if you are going to get someone rob you of it. I have talked before about three little words in the English language with big meaning.  I speak about how we are taught from a very early age not to be selfish and to share with others.  Sometimes this is reinforced so much that we do lose sight of ourselves and we give and give and give until we have nothing left and we become self-less . Take these words of Les Brown and remind yourself that you need to stop every now and then and take stock and fill yourself (become Self-full) up so you can serve others.

What are you doing for yourself today?


Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.