We Accept What We Think We Deserve: How To Increase Your Self-Worth

Know Your Self-Worth

When it comes to most aspects of our life, we usually base our goals and aspirations off of what we think we deserve. If you don’t have enough self-worth to believe that you deserve a good job, or a good house, or a good relationship, then you are probably not going to get those things. We as people go after what we think is achievable. For so long society has taught us not to set unrealistic goals for ourselves. You are supposed to go after what is possible. You are only capable of so much, and you shouldn’t expect more than that.

This is why so many of us settle for less. We settle for what we think we deserve instead of striving for what we really want. Well, I am here to tell you that you deserve happiness. You deserve a fulfilled life. And, you are capable of whatever you put your mind to. We accept what we think we deserve. So, set your standards higher, regain your self-worth, and realize that you are deserving of so much more than you ever imagined.

Make Yourself A Priority

It is time you start putting yourself first. You are responsible for your own life and your happiness should be a major priority. Sometimes we settle for less because we don’t feel like we are really worthy of a greater life. However, by putting yourself first in life and making yourself a priority, it symbolizes how important you truly are. You are a priority at your work. If you don’t feel like one, work harder to show why you are needed there. If you hate your job, prioritize your happiness enough to find a new one. Once you realize that you are in charge of your own life and that you decide what you deserve, it all comes down to prioritizing yourself and your life.

Stand Up For Yourself

Something very important that many people take a long time to learn is how to stand up for themselves. Standing up for yourself starts with knowing your own self-worth. If you are the kind of person that allows everyone else to take advantage of you or walk all over you, you clearly don’t have a healthy view of yourself. Learning the power to say no is a big deal. Understanding that your wants and desires are just as valid as anyone else’s is an important aspect of your life. When you can stand up for yourself, you are showing other people that you value yourself. And, if you value yourself, they are more likely to value you as well. Sometimes it can be hard to believe in yourself and to really project this positive impression onto others. But, the more you practice, the more it will become second nature.

Don’t Settle For Less

Once you learn your worth and understand that you deserve whatever you are willing to work for, it will become very difficult to settle for less. Your life is whatever you want it to be. You are in charge of defining your own self-worth. It is important to constantly remind yourself not to settle for less than what you deserve. There are going to be times in your life that feels low. There will be times when you may feel like you don’t deserve a lot. However, knowing how to build yourself back up in a positive way will be essential. Instead of accepting what you think you deserve, learn to hold out for what you know you deserve. These high standards will reflect your own desires and your own self-worth.