The 10 Thought Habits of People with High Self-Worth
If you want to know how to increase your self-worth, the first thing you need to do is focus on your thoughts. The way that you think about yourself influences how others see and treat you. And it affects how much satisfaction and fulfillment you feel in life. I've compiled a list of ten thought habits that people with high self-worth tend to possess. And I'm offering suggestions for incorporating these habits into your own thinking if they're not already present in your inner dialogue.
They don't let others determine their worth.
They don't let others determine their worth.
If you have high self-worth, you're not going to allow someone else's opinion of you determine how worthy you think you are. You know what your value is and that it doesn’t depend on other people’s opinions. You know your strengths and weaknesses and can put yourself in situations where they will be appreciated by others.
Self-confidence comes from knowing who we are as individuals and finding ways to express ourselves in the world, no matter what anyone else thinks of us or says about us.
They don't compare themselves to others.
They don’t compare themselves to others.
People with high self-worth don't base their own value based on someone else's accomplishments. They don't worry about what other people think of them, they don't compare their achievements to others and they don't compare the way they look to others. They know that all humans are unique and each of us has our own unique purpose in life.
This means that when you see someone who is more successful than you are or has a higher status than you do, it doesn’t mean that you should feel like less of a person because your life isn’t as awesome as theirs! If anything, it should make you happy for them because it shows how far one person can go if he or she puts his mind into something great! Use them as inspiration!
They accept that they can't please everyone.
A lot of people are afraid to say no and set boundaries. They don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, even if they know that their time or energy is being wasted. They’re afraid that saying no will lead others to think less of them, so they take on more than is healthy for them.
When you have high self-worth, though, you understand the importance of being true to yourself and taking good care of yourself first—even if it means disappointing someone else or causing some friction in a relationship. This can be difficult at first—especially when we feel like we should always be able to please everyone—but it gets easier over time as you learn how valuable your time and energy are!
They understand that people have different tastes and opinions.
You don’t have to agree with everything people say.
People have different tastes and opinions, and that is okay! You can still be friends with someone who has a different opinion than you do. The key is understanding that not everyone thinks the same way you do or has the same taste in things as you do.
They have a sense of self.
A sense of self-worth is a skill. It can be cultivated, and it's important to recognize that self-awareness is the basis for all other positive habits. Self-awareness is the ability to recognize and understand your own emotions, behaviors and triggers. Having a sense of self means knowing what makes you happy, sad, angry or frustrated; understanding what gives you energy versus draining it away; knowing how much sleep you need to function at 100%; knowing when to say "no" and when not to take on more than one can reasonably handle—all those simple things most people don't think about until they're asked directly by someone else (in which case their answer tends toward “I dunno…whatever”).
When we're comfortable in our own skins—when we understand ourselves well enough to know what makes us tick—we can also see through any external attempts at manipulation or coercion from others.
They identify and embrace their strengths.
Identifying and embracing your strengths is a key part of self-worth. By knowing what you’re good at, you can use those strengths to identify opportunities to use them and develop them further. Self-confidence is the result of knowing that you have a distinct set of skills and talents that make you unique.
When it comes to getting a good job, or making decisions about where to go in life, identifying your strengths will help guide those decisions and make them easier for you in the long run. You might not be great at everything, but if there's something specific that makes you feel confident—and proud—then trust yourself!
They're curious about themselves and other people.
Being curious is a sign of a healthy mind. It's what makes us human and helps us grow as people. Being curious about other people and the world around you shows that you are open to learning new things and seeing things differently than you did before. Being curious about yourself is also important because it helps you understand who you are, which allows for self-improvement.
They know how to apologize and forgive.
Whether it’s a sincere apology or an offer of forgiveness, being able to apologize when you make a mistake is one of the emotional skills that people with high self-worth possess in spades. But they also know how to accept other people’s apologies, accept their own mistakes, and forgive others for their mistakes as well. It’s not always easy—in fact sometimes it may be downright difficult—but having the ability to take responsibility for your actions and accept responsibility from others is something only those with strong self-respect can do well. Forgiveness goes hand-in-hand with this skill; if you don’t have enough respect for yourself then you probably won't be able to forgive someone who has hurt your feelings or made a mistake against you either.
Highly self-confident individuals understand that there will always be times when we say things we wish we hadn't said or do things we regret doing because of our own imperfections but also because no one can control everything all the time (including ourselves). This understanding allows them not only feel more positively toward themselves but also toward others who might have done something wrong or hurtful without meaning any harm by it at all!
They believe in their right to feel what they feel — without apology or justification.
As a rule, people with high self-worth believe in their right to feel what they feel — without apology or justification. This means that it’s okay to be angry, sad, happy, disappointed or any other emotion. You don’t need to explain or justify your feelings because you know that you don’t have control over other people's emotions and responses.
And here's the thing: You can't control other people's feelings anyway! So why waste time trying? Instead of getting caught up in worrying about how someone else might perceive you based on your actions (or inaction), focus on being true to yourself instead.
They are kind to themselves — and others.
A person who is kind to themselves and others will treat you with respect. They won't be overly critical of your intentions, they won't make excuses for their mistakes, and they won't try to make you feel bad about yours. When you are kind to yourself and others, it's easier to see the good in people — even when they don't deserve it.
If you have low self-worth, take steps to change your thought habits. Self-worth is self-love. It means being on your own team, you got your own back. It means giving yourself the same respect, dignity, and understanding you want for your loved ones.
Sending you so much love,
Amanda Chief Worthiness Officer Worthy Wands