Just when you think you are doing a good, no great job someone comes along and tells you that you aren’t valued for the work that you do. When you have made sacrifices and shifted priorities for the sake of producing quality work only to be told you are not valued…it is enough to make you throw up your hands and say “screw it”. This scenario can play out anywhere… at home, at work as an employee and entrepreneur and in community organizations.
So what do you do when you feel like your best is not enough? Remember this…How others feel about you is NONE of your business. A diamond does not become less valuable because some people prefer pearls. A classic Shelby Mustang does not become less valuable because some people prefer imports. It’s awesome to be adored and fawned over and told how great you are, but the truth is, there will come a time when you will not be told you are a great parent, spouse or child. You won’t be hailed as the next best thing to sliced bread at work. You cease to be the golden child in your community organization. You will face opposition and moments when you question why you even bother working hard. It is in those moments when you will have to remind yourself that your value is not based on someone else’s opinion. Do not stop being the outstanding, excellent, magnificent and extraordinary person that you are just because some schmuck doesn’t see your value.
Work Your Package Women’s Conference 2016 | September 30 – October 2, 2016
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Thank you so much for this posting Ayanna! I’ve recently experienced a situation at the church I recently joined with my husband- had an idea to start a rites of passage program for teenagers- I experienced opposition because I was new to the church & didn’t hold a “title.”