Tapping Into Your Self Worth

  • Topic Info:When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Someone who can do anything she wants to do? Or someone who is constantly struggling to succeed but failing?

    If you're like a lot of people today, it would be the latter.

    That's incredibly unfortunate... SO many people are extremely accomplished, but they don't realize their own value and potential.

    We all have talents, just in different areas. You cannot rely on what or who society or the media tells you is "great." What you see on TV and in the movies is not what great looks like.

    Great is a teacher that changes lives; or a police officer or fire fighter who saves lives. Or a caregiver that is by your side until the end of life.

    You need to understand that your value is priceless.

    Unfortunately, society also tells you that you can't be TOO great... to the outside world, that means you're cocky or arrogant. But real arrogance is when you think that you're great and you do nothing else to work on that greatness.

    So, how can you combat these feelings of negative self-worth?

    Mantras are a great place to start. Look yourself in the mirror and say things like, "I can accomplish this" or "I am going to make a difference today."

    Educate yourself about people who are successful. Learn. Read. Research. Knowledge truly IS power.

    Consider this analogy: if you feed your body junk, your body is going to feel like crap. If you feed your mind negative self talk, you're going to feel like crap in a mental and emotional capacity.

    Alternately, if you feed your mind good thoughts, you'll gain self-confidence, just as when your health improves when you avoid unhealthy, processed foods.

    Cornell Thomas is back on Naturally Savvy to share how you can turn your negative self-worth around and finally realize your value and potential in life.
  • Book Title: The Power of Positivity: Controlling Where the Ball Bounces
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH