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PERSONAL VALUE IS HOW YOU - written by Sylvia Marina
In these times of change and challenge, many re-evaluate their lives.
Is the work you are doing truly serving you? Are your priorities where you want them to be?
Is your life as meaningful as you would like? Are your relationships rewarding?
Would you like to be spending more time with your family?
Are you aware of YOUR personal value?
Personal Value is the expression I use for Inner Strength, your Innate Essence or the Human Spirit that sustains you throughout your life.
Personal Value is about who you are and how you think and feel about your-self. How you act and behave is a direct reflection on your Personal Value.
People become addicted by their own pain, disappointment, lack of love... each day is a torturous experience where they drive their self to their own detriment of either attempting to over excel, be perfectly perfect or give-up because it’s all too hard.
Energies exhausted they succumb to burnout.
Early in my Behavioral Science career I had the great privilege of volunteering several hours a week to youth group work. This was good for my soul and proved later to be a valuable healing exercise in my own personal journey.
One group was Youth SWAP - Students With A Purpose (12 to 22 years olds) another the ‘I’m Special’ program a series of eight week courses presented to High School students (15 & 16 years of age) who were struggling with their place in society, family situations and their own self worth.
Every Youth SWAP student had an active role and responsibility to their group. Meeting every week and taking pride in their individual roles and weekly results. They learnt to respect each other’s capabilities and kindly encouraged each to take greater roles within their club – it was my privilege as a member of their steering committee to watch them discover and grow and go on to fill their place and responsibility in society.
Many of the students in the ‘I’m Special’ programs had an attitude of indifference. Their experience of the world was ‘hard core’ some relied on the school for their meals and basic existence.
My Life was deeply affected by the privilege of working with both groups. Their courage their search for priorities, to find what was important and what was trivial and to learn how to be kind to their-self and to others.
The sessions that had the greatest impact on their lives were the lessons on Self Respect.
You recognize Self Respect in the lives of those who know their Personal Value.
They radiant a quality of love, a peaceful presence, that relaxes and assures.
Often there are no words to explain Personal Value, instead you sense it when you think of the person with Inner Strength and when you are in their presence you feel it.
Your Personal Value is how YOU feel about Your-Self. It is not what someone else has said about you, it is how You feel about Your-Self.
Knowing your Personal Value and building your Inner Strength and will assist you to –
Prioritize what is important to you.
Have meaningful relationships.
Seek ongoing education and rewarding work.
Achieve your goals and objectives.
Make a positive contribution within your family and community.
Be inspired, creative and resourceful.
Written by Sylvia Marina
Speaker | Author | Mentor
HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH TIMES OF CHANGE.
Sylvia Marina International www.sylviamarina.com
Copyright ©2010 – Sylvia Marina.
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