Know your worth

Sometimes we can get mixed up in how we measure our own self-worth.

It’s not determined by the size of our house, how prestigious our neighbourhood is, the size of our paycheck, or the number of likes we get on Facebook.

It’s also not determined by other people. Others may attempt to inflate their own sense of self-worth by deflating ours. Let them play that game, but don’t buy into it.

Self-worth is an intrinsic quality. It’s up to you to recognise that you have value and are just as worthy of respect and kindness as any other human being.

Sometimes we need to challenge the status quo and defend our self-worth.

On December 1st, 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, she declared to the world that her worth was not determined by the colour of her skin, and that she had the same right to a seat as any other paying passenger, black or white.

Be an advocate for yourself and the value you bring to the world, and soon you will find people treating you accordingly.