One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned over these past few years is that our priorities may not have always been in order.
Health and wellness had often taken a backseat to power, success, and wealth.
While all of these things are important – there is a priority list that needs to be looked after before any of the success and wealth can actually be enjoyed.
If you don’t have your health and your happiness, how would one actually enjoy the rewards of their success?
We need to take the time to realize that we each as individuals do hold value and worth.
With the rising costs of, well, everything in a post pandemic world, we as a society are quickly trying to find ways in which we can cut costs and save at any expense.
We’ve become savy at knowing where to go to for what in an attempt to save money.
So we have become incredibly aware the value and the price you pay for things.
As we get back into a routine where we are out in society doing the things we love, we know that this too comes at a price.
To simplify things, we know that that if we want a bottle of water, we can get it fairly reasonably priced at a grocery store. Lets for arguments sake say it is $1.
Now if we’re out with friends and we get thirsty – that same bottle of water from a vending machine will probably cost upwards of $2.50.
At a restaurant we may pay $3, and at a sporting event or theme park we probably pay double again at $5-$6.
Simply based on our surroundings, the value of an item can change dramatically.
The item itself however, literally never changes.
In itself it is the exact same, and only its value changes based on where it happens to find itself located.
The same can be said for us as people.
We all hold value.
We all have worth.
However those that we surround ourselves with, or where we find ourself situated, will have a big effect on the value that we feel we hold.
There is a place for everyone.
While we may not be good at everything, we are each good at something.
And that something makes us valuable.
The issue and sometimes problem, is ensuring that we place ourselves, or even market ourselves to the best of our surroundings.
Ensure that we put ourselves in a place where our value is seen and appreciated.
Where we feel like our worth will shine brightest.
If we surround ourselves in a market, industry, or better yet – a team – who understands our worth and appreciates our value, we may be that grocery store shelf bottle of water, but we’re going to feel like the theme park value.
Perhaps sometimes when we’re feeling low and down on ourselves, one of the simplest solutions is to simply move ourselves to different surroundings.
Place ourselves in a place more appreciative of the value we hold.
When it comes down to it – we’re all the same deep deep down.
A skeletal system that has slowly and slightly evolved over the course of the history of mankind.
It is what we do and learn and try to achieve that determines the best place for the value we possess.
If we place ourselves in the best place for what we have to offer, our value will be at its peak.
And as we feel our value appreciate within, our self worth will grow at the same time.
So rather than get hung up on feeling worthless, or invisible, maybe we need to take a look at our surrounds themselves.
Maybe once we realize that we ourselves are not (always) the issue – its simply a matter of location or surroundings that are impeding our value.
Find a place where our value shines and ultimately our self worth grows so that we once again find ourselves at our peak and hold ourselves at the priority of which we should.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna is the Office Manager at Sentinel Security, as well as the main blog contributor.
With foundations firmly routed in Business administration, Customer Service, and Management, she brings years of experience to her roles both within the Sentinel office, and the blog.
Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.
Her passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, world travel, reading, writing, and pushing herself to always look for the silver lining.