By: Dr. Porsha Dodson & Jamare Harris
Knowing your worth is a topic that comes up often. Whether we are talking about the relationship
or the job. While I believe that a lot of us pretend to know our worth, we are actually struggling to define it in its true definition. Scratch that- we have yet to even discover “our worth” in its truest definition.
What we want and what we deserve are often in competition with one another. When you’re dating, your standards are “too high” or “unrealistic.” In your career, you haven’t reached that level of pay or respect because you haven’t “put in the time” A lot of our life is attempting to attain something that another human deemed the standard.
So is it safe to say we don’t know our worth? What we know is what other people have deemed worthy...I don’t know about you, but I refuse to rate my worth based on someone else's ideas! I believe that what we can start doing is digging deep into what truly matters to ourselves. What makes you excited to wake up? How do you want to be treated? How do you view respect? How do you value relationships? What do you want to get out of life? How do you want to affect change? What do you feel that you deserve?
How long has it been since you’ve asked yourself any of those questions? You take yourself wherever you go and you are the only one that has to live YOUR life. Let’s go into this new season not attempting to live for other people. And I hope that you know that you are worthy by your standards and your standards only.