One of the key factors when it comes to developing your personality is to know your self-worth.
What is self-worth?
Sayeda Habib says in her book ‘Life Coaching For Muslims: Discover The Best In You!,’ “Self-worth is a value that is placed on a human life just by virtue of the fact that Allah created it. Self-worth is not about personal sense of entitlement; everyone is exactly equal in this regard.”
So basically, self-worth is to know that no matter what your financial status is, it doesn’t matter what is your skin colour, or to which part of the world you belong to, you are equally important because Allah created you and there is always a purpose in what He creates.
Some signs that you know your self-worth:
- If you come across someone wealthy or with a good professional background you still expect to be respected.
- Your failures or successes don’t define your worth.
- You believe in the purpose of your existence.
- People’s opinion about you does no harm to your self-esteem.
- Even if your self-esteem is negatively affected sometimes, you make sure to work on it.
Some signs that you don’t know your self-worth
- You let other people demean you.
- Your opinion about yourself depends on what people think of you.
- Your failures and successes define your self-worth.
- People with higher financial or profession status can treat you as they want and you don’t find anything wrong about it.
- If your self-esteem becomes low you think that you deserve it and let it be
Tips to know your self-worth
- Understand that you were created by Allah and He created you because you were worthy to be in this world.
- Think of the time when Muslims are performing pilgrimage, men despite of whatever background they come from they are all wearing two pieces of white unstitched cloth. This is the biggest example that we are all equal in the sight of Allah.
- Know that your status and rank in the sight of Allah is all what you need to be worried about.
- Know that your status and rank in the sight of Allah increases according to the number of good deeds you perform and not according to how much money you earn or how good looking you are.
- Ponder about your blessings; Allah gave it all to you because He loves you more than your mother.
More personal development articles on my blog:
- 10 Signs To Know If You Are Suffering From Low Self Esteem
- 10 Ways To Build Your Self Esteem
- This Is How I Made My Feel Good Journal
- Increase Focus In Your Salah With These Few Simple Tips
- Ways To Limit Your Social Network Usage
Know more about self-worth by checking out these links:
Please keep supporting me by liking my book’s Facebook page: Reflections From Life: A Muslim’s Guide To Inspiration