When you’re single, it can be easy to let the opinions and judgements of other people get to you. You start to wonder if there’s something wrong with you or your life that prevents you from finding love and happiness. But at the end of the day, how someone else views you doesn’t determine your value or your worth—it just determines their own perception of reality.
You Are Worthy of Love and Respect
Even if you don’t feel worthy of love and respect, it doesn’t change the fact that you are. You deserve to feel loved and accepted for who you are, flaws and all. When someone says they can’t or won’t love you because of something about you, remember that they are the ones who are limited in their understanding of what love is. Love doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth.
People Who Don’t See Your Worth Are Missing Out
The truth is, people who don’t see your worth are missing out. They’re missing out on the chance to be with someone who is so much more than they think. They’re missing out on the opportunity to have a relationship that feels like anything but work. They’re missing out on all of the fun you bring into their lives, because they don’t want it if it doesn’t come without complication or angst. And they are most certainly missing out on the love that could last a lifetime and beyond if they just let themselves open up and take a chance with you.
Don’t Let Anyone Dim Your Light
Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth. It’s up to you to find the people who will help you shine.
We often hear the phrase you deserve better than this, but I would like you take a minute and ask yourself if that phrase only applies when we are in a relationship with someone or if it extends beyond our relationships. To me, being deserving of something means believing I am enough for that thing in my life. For example, maybe I have a dream of starting my own company but feel like I can’t because I don’t have any money saved up or any experience in entrepreneurship; however, what if that dream is what I need?
You Deserve the Best
Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth. There are so many ways you can feel inferior or inadequate, but this is not a reflection of who you are. You deserve the best and it’s up to you how much time, energy and effort you want to put into your life. Don’t let anyone make you feel like less than what you are because they don’t know the real person behind the words that they hear.