If you want to be happy and successful, it’s incredibly important that you know your worth.
Having a strong sense of self-worth helps you in your relationships, with work and in your life overall.
When you know your worth you don’t let people treat you badly and you have the strength to walk away from (or at least distance yourself from) toxic situations and people.
Most importantly, knowing your worth means that you don’t constantly seek validation from others. When you validate your worthiness from within (this is a game-changer), you can be unstoppable.
Since we love a good quote here at Write Change Grow, I’ve put together a list of my favorite know your worth quotes.
Let’s get started to see which ones resonate with you.
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Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.” – Unknown
For a part of my life, I believed that I was unlovable. Consequently, I chose men who I either knew wouldn’t love me or ones’ that if I actually got them to love me meant that I was loveable (also known as the chasing bad boys’ phase).
Neither of these approaches worked and both resulted in a lot of misery.
Now I know that I am lovable. Now I know I am not hard to love.
I couldn’t stay away from myself, but I could change the way I thought about myself which is exactly what I did.
Don’t let anyone make you feel like you are hard to love (including yourself!)
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You don’t find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself and then find a man who’s worthy of you. Remember that.” – Unknown
When you hand your life over on a platter to someone (which generally involves handing over a good chunk of your self-worth) you are placing your self-worth in someone else’s hands.
You are not in control of your own life.
Find your worth within yourself. Then find someone who is worthy of you, just the way you are.
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I know what I bring to the table…. So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown
Know what you bring to the table.
This applies to family, work, and relationships. When you know your worth, you’re not afraid to go it alone.
You don’t tolerate bad relationships with people who don’t respect you and you speak up for yourself when you need to. Sure your voice might be quivering and your heart racing but you do it anyway because you know it’s the right thing to do.
If you feel like you’ve lost your mojo or you are feeling a bit lost in general, I have a great book for you. I recently read You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. It’s an honest, funny, inspiring, take action kind of read that I highly recommend. Definitely what you need to give your self-worth a boost!
The best revenge is to have enough self-worth not to seek it.” – Unknown.
I’ve had partners leave me and had that whole “I’ll show them what they’re missing” attitude going on.
Honestly, though, it’s not worth your energy. It will drain and diminish you without you realizing. I know from experience that the best revenge is not caring about any sort of revenge at all.
When you know your worth, you won’t care what they are doing. You’ll be too busy getting on with your own life and dreams.
I’m not saying this one is easy, just that it’s worth it to get the focus back on yourself.
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You deserve the love you keep giving everyone else.” – Unknown
You deserve love. You are worthy of love.
Read those words a few times and let them really sink in.
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When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.” – Unknown
Never let anyone make you feel worthless.
When you were born into this world you were worthy – nothing has changed. You have to believe in your worth.
Yes, you have made mistakes, yes you have flaws. Yes, there is room for improvement (which is a great thing by the way because it means growing as a person) but that doesn’t change your worthiness.
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Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dwyer
I love the pure simplicity of this quote. You are worthy. End of story.
Believe it. Think it. Know it. Act it.
Your problem is you are too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass
This quote really hit home for me. The truth is we often hold onto our misery, our pain, and our unworthiness. Without realizing we make these things part of our identity – part of our story – and we tell ourselves (and other people) that story over and over again.
Ditch your unworthiness story. Break the habit of self-doubt and unworthiness.
I just finished a brilliant course – How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence over at CreativeLive.
How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.” – Steve Maraboli
How would your life be different if you didn’t let a nasty coworker disrupt your day or take on negative opinions from a family member?
Would your life be more peaceful and calm? Would you be more productive and energized? Indeed you would.
Other people’s opinions of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown
I honestly believe that the day you decide to stop listening to everyone else’s opinion and trust your own opinion is when life will start to change.
We often pick up our feelings of unworthiness by listening to other people.
I get it but it does not have to become your reality. I got told when I was younger that I was a dumb blonde, but that doesn’t mean that I am one. I get to choose my reality and ignore people who put me down.
There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.” – Unknown
Don’t let it be you. You need to be the guiding light for yourself. You need to be the one who knows your worth.
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Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille ball
Lucy knew what she was talking about here.
Love yourself first.
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Never forget that one upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Being your own best friend is important.
You are kind and loving to your best friend. You are supportive. You are patient, caring and understanding. Sure you get annoyed with them every now and then but your love for them gets you focused back on what is important.
This is exactly what being your own best friend does as well.
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You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay
This quote has been around for a while and I remember the first time I read it thinking – hummm that might be worth a try.
So I tried it and boy was she right!
Self-loathing gets you nowhere. It just makes you miserable and makes your life harder than it needs to be and seriously who needs that?
Stop criticizing yourself, go with acceptance and see what a difference it can make in your life.
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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are critics everywhere and let’s get real for a moment – there will always be critics.
There will always be difficulties.
Courage and clarity are what silences the critics and helps you move through the difficulties. When you know your worth you find the courage (even though it’s hard). When you know your worth you seek out clarity.
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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
Taking action comes from a strong sense of self-worth. Know your worth and taking action won’t seem as scary. Action, motion, consistency all help build your self-worth and confidence. Get moving and get busy.
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Low self-esteem is like driving through life with the hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
Let the hand-brake off. Let’s get this car moving! You have amazing places to go and things to do.
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Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith
Our choices are important. If you want to ramp up your self-respect, start by having a closer look at your choices.
Ask yourself, which choices are in harmony with your authentic self and which ones are out of whack? Which choices make your life harder and which ones enrich your life? Which choices are you proud of?
Don’t forget this doesn’t have to be just about the big life choices. They can be simple choices you make on a day-to-day basis.
I’ll give you a recent personal example. I have made a choice to drink less which means no wine during the week. Even though last week was long and stressful and I could have easily given in, I choose to keep my promise to myself. Even that small choice made me feel proud of myself and earned self-respect.
Not knowing your worth is a choice. Loving yourself is a choice that you can make right now.
Self-love, self-respect, self-worth…there is a reason they all start with ‘self’. You cannot find them in anyone else.” – Unknown
Let’s get something clear, though we are talking a lot about ourselves – this is NOT about being selfish.
When you know your worth and love yourself you are enriching the lives of the people around you. When you know your worth you will be a better parent, a better friend, a better partner and a better coworker.
Bad stuff will still happen in life and you’ll have to deal with it, but at your core, you will feel better about yourself even when you are struggling with adversity.
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Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Want to be successful – trust yourself. Trust in who you are and what you are capable of.
I hope this post brings more self-worth and self-love into your life. You are worth it. Always believe that.
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