When was the last time you really believed in yourself, when you were sure of your accomplishments and where you were headed in your life? A time when you, without a single doubt, believed in your worth?
If you’re like most people, including me, you have trudged through difficult times when you didn’t see value in your work. Maybe you were working at a unfulfilling dead-end job or you just could not figure out what you wanted to do.
The bottom line is that you need to know your own worth in order to succeed in your chosen profession, whether it be a traditional or entrepreneurial career. How much, or how little, you value your skill set determines how you present yourself to others in the business world.
Knowing your worth is especially important if you are self-employed because incoming business determines whether you make a profit. For example, if you are a freelance writer proposing low rates for projects just to get your writing out there, or you think nobody would pay you higher rates, then you are selling yourself short.
You may get less writing opportunities if you quote higher rates, but it’s guaranteed that you will more quality ones. In my book, quality always wins over quantity.
Knowing your worth requires seeing the value in your skills, putting yourself out there, and going after what is important to you. It means believing in yourself and not giving up even when you face slow times, or even rejection.
Believe in yourself. don’t give up, and you will realize your own worth.