What if You Are Worthless?

Because I exist, I am worthy.  Because you exist, you are worthy.

Whether or not someone loves or appreciates me, I am worthy.  Even if I don’t love and appreciate me, I am worthy.

pink flower

Because this flower exists, could it be worthless?

So, what if I think I am worthless?  What if I feel worthless? 

What if I just let that be, in the moment?  What if I don’t take my thoughts and feelings too seriously?  In awhile, in a moment, my thoughts and feelings will change.

Because I haven’t wanted to know that sometimes I think I’m worthless and I feel worthless, then I have pushed the thoughts and feelings away.

field

Because this grass, these trees, these clouds exist, could they be worthless?

Instead of letting the thoughts and feelings be and then shift, I have made money to prove my worth and value.  I pretended that the money made me worthy.  I ignored my thoughts and feelings of worthlessness.  And yet, they ran in the background, pushing me to get people to like me.  Pushing me to get people to hire me and pay me.

No wonder my business didn’t always flourish.  Who wants to hire someone to validate their self-worth?!  Creepy.

Today, I face that question head-on.  So Ann, what if you are worthless?  Every time I ask myself that question, I smile.  One moment, I feel worthless.  Another moment, I feel on top of the world without a thought about my worthiness.

When I don’t take myself so seriously, I remember that because I exist, I am worthy.  Whether I believe it or not.

Ann Strong

Because I exist, could I be worthless?  Smile.

I also allow space for all my thoughts and feelings.  Letting them be,  Knowing they’ll pass.  Honoring them without taking them too seriously.  Because I know that pushing them away makes them come out sideways, creepy ways.  As my coach Janet says, it’s like I’m serving a delicious meal on a dirty plate.

And, then I get on with my work because I love my work.  Not because I must get someone to hire me and pay me to validate my worthiness.  Well, that’s a load off!

Feel free to post your comments, insights and experiences below.

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Ann Strong, founder of Strong from Within and Thriving Coaches.

Author of Thriving Work.


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