Finding worth through reflection, prioritization of self

Mackenzie Johnson

The dictionary defines self-worth as the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person. However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are more psychologically beneficial than others.

Self-worth is frequently based on our feelings of worth in terms of our skills, achievements, status, financial resources, or physical attributes. Self-worth is how a person feels about themselves and the feeling of pride they have. If a person has a low self esteem this could affect their life and the simple tasks they do everyday.

Self-worth is valued as important because it is crucial to be happy and productive in one’s everyday life. If one’s self-worth lowers, it doesn’t just impact the way people perceive negative events of self but it can have great effects on their health.

Self-worth plays a significant role in shaping a person. If someone were to have no self-worth it could cause them to become mentally ill. The health risk of having low self-worth is greater than any disease.

Self-worth is how one defines themselves forcing others to see them as they see themselves. Confidence is the key to success, or can say the first step to success. If a person has confidence, they have won half the battle. The people who have confidence at work, school, and in their daily life always appear on top of world. Everything seems to go right for these people and they always seem to present themselves as calm, collected and successful in everything they do. This confidence ultimately creates opportunities for success, and with each new success, another confidence building block is put into place. Success builds self-confidence with each new achievement. Confident people perceive themselves as able to achieve those things they set out to do and this perception creates reality in their lives. If someone looks at themselves in a different way than they are used to doing then it can change their life and help their confidence level to rise along their self-worth.

There are many ways to increase one’s self-worth. However, there isn’t one specific remedy that a person can do to make themselves feel as though they have more value. It is an everyday process for a person to start to gain that value within themselves. Although it may be a struggle for someone to have self-worth, the end result is more confidence and success that can be more beneficial than anything else.

As teenagers we grow up believing that the only way to have self-worth is through the ranks of your own social standards. However, this accusation is false. The only way someone can achieve self-worth is through their personal achievements and the everyday process that goes along with teenagers to be confident, and to have self-worth.