Self worth what is it. So, where do you get it?Monica Myers
Do you have an opinion of yourself? Have you given it much thought? Your opinion of yourself is what will create your selfworth. What you believe about your selfworth, good or bad, will be reflected in all of your relationships through the rest of your life.
There are many contributing factors to the development of our self esteem. This usually starts in out childhood. No matter the circumstances of your childhood: good, bad or ugly. The most powerful thought any of us can have is, “That was the perfect childhood for me.”
The reason I say that is not because I have the fantasy that the majority of people have a Leave it to Beaver childhood. No. I think the opposite is most likely true. I think we all could have had experiences in our childhood that could have—and probably have—messed us up. But I think it was the perfect childhood for you and me was because when I think that I take my power back and I realized without that childhood I would not be the person I am today. I would not have had the strength and determination to make it through the PA program. I would not have been able to accomplish any of the other things that I have in my life.
The opinion that you form about your self-worth is not determined by anyone but you. Not your parents. Not your siblings. Not your spouse. Not your friends. Not your boss or even your PTs. YOU are the only one that can determine your worth.
It is good to think and feel that your are great. But don’t confuse this with being conceited or arrogant which is rooted in insecurity and a need to tear others down, in order to raise oneself. Rather a sense of high self esteem comes from knowing that your worth and value was established when you were born. It is fixed. It is set. Every human being is born completely whole, valuable and worthy. There is nothing you or anyone else can do to change that. You are whole.