5 Things That Happen When You Know Your Worth

5 Things That Happen When You Know Your Worth

One of the most freeing things you'll feel

Knowing your worth is one of the greatest accomplishments you will make. Many people go through life and relationship after relationship never understanding why they feel like less of person when they end.

But it is because most people don't understand they are worth so much more than they give themselves credit for. You become a new person when you discover what you deserve in life and from relationships. Here are the top five things that happen when you understand your worth:

1. You feel more confident.

You know who you are as a person. You love yourself and it radiates off of you.

2. You understand what you deserve.

You know what you deserve from the relationships you have. You no longer feel like the small person you once did. You are strong and independent; you don’t deserve to take any shit from anyone and you know that now.

3. You’re happier.

The weight is off your shoulders, and you are truly happy. You feel free... free from feeling like less of a person because of the way someone treated you.

4. You don’t settle.

You will never again settle for less than you deserve. You know you deserve someone who is going to treat you in the most loving a loyal way. You will never again settle for a love that lacks depth, passion, or trust. You know what you are worth and you know it will take a special person to make you fall again. But you are willing to wait because you don’t want to waste any more time with someone who treats you any less.

5. The people around you treat you better.

The people around you sense your new sense of confidence. They understand you are no longer the confused girl you once were. Your friends will be so beyond proud of you for finally understanding what you deserve because they have known it all along.

You are worth more than you will ever understand but knowing your worth is one of the most satisfying and life-changing things to understand. Be strong and stay confident.

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I Woke up In The Middle Of The Night To Write About My Fears, They're Worse Than The Dark

One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.


It is one of those nights when I am tired, but for some reason, I can't seem to fall asleep. So, what do I do? I pull out my laptop, and I begin to write. Who knows where it will lead. It could lead to a killer article or something that does not make sense. I mean it is almost 2 A.M. In my mind, that's pretty late.

Anyways, let's do this thing.

Like many people, thoughts seem to pile up in my head at this time. It could be anything from a time when I was younger to embarrassing stories to wondering why I am "wasting" my time somewhere to thoughts about the future. All of these things come at me like a wildfire. One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

The thought that is going through my mind as I write this is about the future. It's about the future of my fears. Let me explain. I have multiple fears. Some of my fears I can hide pretty well, others I am terrible at hiding. My fears may seem silly to some. While others might have the same fears. Shall we start?

1. My career

I don't know where to begin with this one. For as long as I can remember, my consistent dream job has been working in the world of sports, specifically hockey. A career in sports can be and is a challenging thing. The public eye is on you constantly. A poor trade choice? Fans are angry. Your team sucks? "Fans" are threatening to cheer for someone else if you can't get your sh*t together. You can be blamed for anything and everything. Whether you are the coach, general manager, owner, it does not matter. That's terrifying to me, but for some reason, I want to work for a team.

2. My family

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Failing with my family, whether that be the family I was born into or my future family, it terrifies me. I have watched families around me fall apart and I have seen how it has affected them. Relationships have fallen apart because of it. I have heard people talk about how much they hate one of their parents because of what happened. I don't want that.

3. Time

This could be a dumb fear. I'm not sure, but I fear time. With every minute that passes, I am just another minute closer to the end. With every day that passes that I am not accomplishing goals or dreams I have, I am losing precious time. It scares me to think of something horrible like "What if I die tomorrow because of something horrific?" or even worse, "What if I don't make it through today?" It's terrible, I know.

4. Forgetting precious memories

When I was younger, I had brain surgery. It is now much harder for me to remember things. I am truly terrified that I am going to forget things I will want to hold close to me forever, but I won't be able to. I am scared I'll forget about the little things that mean a lot. I'm afraid of forgetting about old memories that may disappear. I'm worried that I'll forget about something like my wedding day. That might seem out of this world, but it's a reality for me.

5. Saying "goodbye"

I hate saying bye. It is one of my least favorite things. Saying bye, especially to people I don't know when I'll see again, is a stab in the heart for me. I love my people so much. I love being around them. I love laughing with them. Thought of never having a hello with them again scares me beyond belief.

6. Leaving places that I love

Alright, let me start off by saying this- it takes a lot for me to love a place. It has to feel like home. It has to make me feel comfortable. It has to be a place I can go to and be myself. Thankfully, I have had and still have multiple places that are like that. I have also had places I could not wait to leave. I think that's why leaving places I love is so hard and something I fear so much. I am afraid I'll never get that place "back", for lack of a better term. I guess, I'm trying to say, it's like a piece of me is leaving as well.

These six things are just the start of my fears. Some of these might seem "dumb" or "ridiculous" to you, but for me, it's my life. These are the things that I think about the most. These are the things that feel like a pit in my stomach. These six things are parts of my life that mean a lot to me.

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Stop Giving Excuses And Be The Person You've Always Wanted To Be

The only thing standing between you right now and the version of you that you've always wanted to be is YOU!


Change is hard, there is no denying that. However, change is possible if you want it bad enough. I used to believe that people don't change. While I still believe that is true, there is an addition to that phrase that is much needed: people don't change unless they really want to.

The truth of the matter is there is nobody to answer to but yourself when it comes to self-improvement. Nobody is perfect and the sooner we realize that the quicker we can move on to changing our negative behaviors. There are no excuses when it comes to self-improvement.

If you want to be a kinder person, the only excuse that is acceptable is if you have a medical condition that makes is physically impossible for you to be a kinder person. If you want to be a fitter person, the only acceptable excuse is if you have a medical condition that makes it physically impossible for you to get into shape. But even if your growth and change are being stopped by a medical condition that is out of your control, that doesn't mean that you can't try.

Trying to be a better person is difficult, but if you try for long enough, you will see results. Self-improvement doesn't happen overnight. If work out for ten minutes one day, you're not going to get six pack abs. However, if you work out for at least 10 minutes every day, you may be closer the six-pack abs than you were when you started. It takes time and dedication.

Take a moment and think of the version of yourself that you've always wanted to be. What's stopping you from being that person? Excuses like not having enough money, not having enough time, not having something that would make this dream come true are not valid excuses. Change comes from within, and everything else will follow.

We make time for the things we want to do in life. Stop procrastinating on becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. If we have around 80-90 years on this planet, why would you want to be someone you dislike for even a minute of that time? Our time is limited, don't wait till it's too late to make a change. Don't wait until your 95 years old and regretting that you spent your life not being the person you knew you could be. Don't live with the regrets of the you that you could've and should've been.

Your circumstances do not define you unless you want them to. If you are not in the situation that you thought you would be in, if you are not where you want to be in life, if you feel as if your past is preventing your future, then you are allowing your circumstances to define you and define who you always will be. It is easier to bow your head and say that change is not possible because of where you are or where you came from. But take a look around and see how many people who refused to let their circumstances define them. The "rags to riches" trope is all over our media, so much so that it can become unbelievable, but it's everywhere for a reason. If you are not in the situation you want to be in, there is nothing stopping you from changing and getting out of your situation. It may take you twice as long and five times the amount of work you have to put in, but nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, others will too.

There are millions of things in our lives that are not in our control. The two things that are in our control, and always will be under our control are: who we are and how we treat others. Control what you can, stop making excuses for yourself, and get to work becoming the best version of you that you can be.

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