What Are You Worth?

Too often we consider our own worth based on our income, health/looks, companions, occupation, ethnic heritage, age, gender, or any other number of items and thoughts. These might have some influence on us, but none of them are who we truly are. As a Child of God, we each have infinite worth. Deep inside, it is our own thoughts that give or take away our value. Each of us only has 24 hours per day. What are our thoughts when we are awake? What are our dreams when we are asleep? Are we living in the past, are we living in the future, or are we planning for the future and living in the present? For me, only one of these three options makes any sense. We have all made mistakes, otherwise we have never tried. Some mistakes may be more haunting than others, but this should be used for learning since it is impossible to go back and change what we have done or not done in the past. I personally feel that too many of my mistakes have been mistakes of omission and not commission. Not making a decision or doing something I knew was the right thing to do is more devastating that trying something and failing. Through  failure, we do learn, without trying, there can be no success or failure and thus no learning. The lack of a decision is often tied to the self-worth we have for ourselves. “The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.” ― Jim Rohn[1]

There are some key words that have been floating around about how to improve our own self-worth. What is my passion (what do I truly love to do), what is my purpose (we all have a higher purpose for our lives, how do we find and implement that), intent (we must decide on what we need to do and know why this action is important to us), and having long term and shorter term SMART goals. Daily goals that fit into our weekly, monthly, yearly, and long term goals are important. Our self-worth increases when we set and measure those goals. If we share those goals and have ourselves and others hold ourselves accountable, there is no real limit on what we can achieve. Just as a reminder SMART Goals are:

SMART Goals

Initial
Meaning
S Specific – state exactly what you want to accomplish.
M Measurable – state exactly how you will be able to measure when the task is accomplished.
A Attainable – set a target that is a stretch goal but is physically attainable.
R Realistic – is the goal something you want to and can achieve?
T Timely- set an exact date for when this goal will be met.

We are paid what we are worth to others, we earn what we are worth to ourselves. What is your self-worth? If any of us believe we can do better, then we need to follow Jim Rohn’s advice: “You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.” A railcar being switched in Chicago only changes direction slightly, but can end up in New York City or in New Orleans. We each need to know where we want to be and change our direction enough each day to reach that destination. Best wishes on achieving your dreams.


Footnotes

[1] – All Jim Rohn quotes are from Good Reads’ Jim Rohn Quotes page.

This entry was posted in Computers, Financial Health, Goals, Health and Wellness, http://www.cookhealthalliance.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1263&action=edit#category-add, Mentor, older Americans, Planning, Self-Wirth, Serving, Thinking, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

58 Responses to What Are You Worth?

  1. Gema Rill says:

    This is the very best site for this type of information in the world

  2. Surprisingly user friendly website. Enormous info offered on couple of clicks.

  3. I will immediately snatch your rss as I can not in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me know in order that I may subscribe.
    Thanks.

    • Wayne Cook says:

      Thank you for interest in my e-mail. I am signing you up for it. It is on health, are you more interested in health or computer science?

  4. That is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to searching for more of your great post. Additionally, I have shared your web site in my social networks

  5. Jared Rowan says:

    I have been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

    • Wayne Cook says:

      Thank you for the kind comments. Since you like these articles, I am sending along a few more. Have a great week.

  6. Anonymous says:

    very good submit, i actually love this website, carry on it

  7. Empresa de servicios publicitarios necesita Ejecitiva() de Cuenta, la persona interesada debe tener experiencia en atención y servicio al cliente, trabajar bajo presión, seguimiento de todo el proceso productivo. El Hospital de Especialidades San Bartolo requiere contratar asistente contable con experiencia en el área. Además, deben tener un diámetro un poco superior al de la superficie del fuego de la placa vitrocerámica (la cocción será más rápida y se ahorra hasta un 20 de electricidad).

    • Wayne Cook says:

      I normally do not put advertisements up, but since this is for a job there might be someone out there who may need one. Good luck.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thanks However I am experiencing challenge with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting an identical rss drawback? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  9. Allan Hudak says:

    I pay a visit day-to-day a few websites and blogs to read content. However this blog gives feature based writing.

  10. W Joe Lidmez says:

    very nice put up, i definitely love this web site, carry on it

  11. Kyt Spud says:

    There are some fascinating closing dates in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There’s some validity but I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

  12. Organic says:

    Thanks-a-mundo for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  13. Dy Tiqew says:

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. ?

  14. Hildred says:

    Beneficial document helps make frequent advance, appreciate it write about, this pile-up connected with expertise is usually to hold finding out, focus is usually the beginning of money.

  15. You made some respectable points there. I appeared on the internet for the problem and located most people will associate with together with your website.

  16. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  17. B Quawlow says:

    I’m impressed, I need to say. Really hardly ever do I encounter a weblog that both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have got hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the difficulty is one thing that not sufficient people are speaking intelligently about. I am very comfortable that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for one thing referring to this.

  18. Irnu Usr says:

    You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve learned anything like this before. So good to seek out anyone with some authentic ideas on this subject. Really thanks for starting this up. this website is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with slightly originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  19. I must verify with you here. Which isn’t one thing I often do! I enjoy studying a put up that may make people think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  20. Hermes says:

    There are some attention-grabbing closing dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity however I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

  21. Michael says:

    Thanks so much for giving everyone a very spectacular possiblity to read articles and blog posts from here. It is usually very beneficial plus full of a good time for me and my office mates to visit your web site really 3 times in a week to learn the new issues you have got. And of course, we’re always astounded with all the beautiful guidelines served by you. Selected 4 areas in this post are without a doubt the best we’ve ever had.

  22. Thomas says:

    Thank you for every one of your hard work on this site. My mom loves conducting internet research and it’s really obvious why. Many of us know all relating to the powerful means you render helpful guidelines via your blog and inspire participation from other ones on this topic then our own princess is truly learning so much. Take advantage of the rest of the year. You’re doing a wonderful job.

  23. I see your page needs some fresh & unique content. Writing manually is time consuming, but there is tool for this task. Just search for: Digitalpoilo’s tools

  24. Andrew says:

    This is the appropriate blog for anyone who desires to search out out about this topic. You realize a lot its nearly onerous to argue with you (not that I actually would need匟aHa). You undoubtedly put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  25. dyvsvlb says:

    Thanks for all of your efforts on this web page. My daughter really likes going through investigations and it is obvious why. All of us know all regarding the lively tactic you give good strategies via this web blog and as well encourage contribution from other people on the point and our own princess is actually being taught so much. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one doing a first class job.

  26. Freddy says:

    I wanted to create you a bit of observation to help thank you again about the pleasing strategies you have featured at this time. It is really generous of you to supply extensively what most of us could possibly have advertised for an e book to generate some bucks on their own, specifically since you might have done it in case you wanted. The concepts also worked to become a easy way to be certain that many people have a similar keenness just like my very own to find out much more with respect to this matter. I’m sure there are millions of more pleasurable times ahead for individuals that read through your blog.

  27. Zeff says:

    Thanks for your whole efforts on this blog. Kim really likes engaging in research and it’s really easy to see why. Many of us know all concerning the lively tactic you provide functional ideas by means of the website and as well attract response from other ones on that subject matter while our own child is understanding a lot of things. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the new year. Your carrying out a really great job.

  28. ociotyj says:

    When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any approach you can take away me from that service? Thanks!

    • Wayne Cook says:

      I am using a fairly standard WordPress site, so I am not sure why you are receiving more than one e-mail for each new post. If I can find out anything about this, I will

  29. ccyxnv says:

    A lot of thanks for all of your efforts on this site. Betty loves going through investigations and it’s obvious why. A number of us hear all about the dynamic way you produce both useful and interesting tips and hints via this website and as well boost response from visitors on the content so our simple princess has always been understanding a lot of things. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You are conducting a really great job.

  30. nldwlqpulws says:

    A lot of thanks for all your valuable work on this site. Gloria really loves participating in investigations and it’s easy to understand why. My spouse and i notice all about the compelling method you deliver efficient thoughts via this website and even increase response from others on this situation plus our favorite daughter is starting to learn a whole lot. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You are conducting a useful job.

  31. Kung FH says:

    Thank you for your own work on this blog. My mom really likes setting aside time for internet research and it’s easy to see why. My partner and i learn all concerning the dynamic way you give invaluable solutions via the web blog and increase participation from the others on the subject matter and our own child is actually becoming educated a whole lot. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You have been performing a glorious job.

  32. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with remarkably brilliant opportunity to read from this website. It really is so terrific plus stuffed with a good time for me personally and my office fellow workers to visit your site no less than three times in 7 days to learn the newest items you have. Not to mention, we are certainly fascinated with your cool ideas you serve. Certain two facts on this page are undoubtedly the best we have ever had.

    • Wayne Cook says:

      Hi,

      I am glad you like this page. There are some exciting developments in the health industry I think you might find interesting. I am sending you some more information.

      Wayne

  33. yeezy shoes says:

    Needed to put you one little remark to help say thank you once again for your pleasant advice you have provided here. It is so tremendously open-handed of you giving extensively what a lot of people could possibly have advertised for an ebook to end up making some cash for their own end, mostly given that you might well have done it if you ever desired. The advice additionally worked to provide a easy way to know that other individuals have a similar keenness just as my personal own to know the truth significantly more with regard to this problem. I am certain there are a lot more fun sessions in the future for people who start reading your website.

    • Wayne Cook says:

      Hi,

      I am glad you like this page. There are some exciting developments in the health industry I think you might find interesting. I am sending you some more information. I see you are from the UK. The information I am sending you is good in the UK as well as the USA.

      Wayne

  34. nike zoom says:

    I needed to create you a very little observation in order to give thanks again for those great information you have discussed on this website. It was so seriously generous with people like you to allow freely precisely what a number of people could possibly have offered for sale for an e-book to make some money on their own, principally considering that you could possibly have tried it if you ever desired. Those tactics likewise acted to become fantastic way to realize that other people online have a similar dream like my personal own to realize way more on the subject of this matter. I believe there are thousands of more fun occasions up front for individuals that browse through your blog.

  35. Thank you so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally nice possiblity to discover important secrets from here. It is always very awesome plus jam-packed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office peers to visit your blog on the least thrice in a week to read the new guides you will have. And of course, I am just actually motivated considering the surprising creative concepts you serve. Selected 3 areas in this post are truly the most suitable I have had.

  36. I simply wanted to appreciate you yet again. I do not know the things that I would’ve handled without these techniques revealed by you about that subject matter. Certainly was a real horrifying issue in my position, nevertheless understanding a specialized mode you processed it made me to cry with fulfillment. I am just happier for your service and have high hopes you really know what an amazing job you’re undertaking training many others through the use of a blog. Probably you haven’t got to know all of us.

  37. My wife and i felt absolutely relieved that Michael managed to finish up his research by way of the precious recommendations he made from your very own web pages. It is now and again perplexing to simply continually be releasing tips and tricks which usually some others have been selling. So we acknowledge we have the writer to be grateful to because of that. The entire illustrations you have made, the easy blog navigation, the friendships your site give support to instill – it’s got all astounding, and it’s really facilitating our son in addition to the family do think that concept is brilliant, which is seriously essential. Thank you for everything!

  38. Thank you for your entire work on this web site. My mom takes pleasure in engaging in investigation and it’s easy to understand why. All of us know all relating to the dynamic mode you render effective guides by means of this web blog and as well as improve participation from others on the matter then our favorite girl has always been being taught a whole lot. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the new year. You are always carrying out a great job.

    • Wayne Cook says:

      Hi,

      I am glad you like this page. There are some exciting developments in the health industry I think you might find interesting. I am sending you some more information.

      Wayne

  39. Thank you for all your labor on this web page. Debby really likes making time for research and it is easy to see why. We all learn all relating to the powerful means you render invaluable tips through this web site and in addition inspire participation from other ones on that subject matter then our favorite girl is now studying a whole lot. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the year. You have been doing a dazzling job.

I would enjoy hearing from you.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.