Who are you? What are you worth? That is the question of this rule. Too often, we confuse our wealth with our worth. Or more importantly, we confuse our possessions with our worth. Secondarily, we confuse our role with our worth.
Now, just for fun, let’s look at what we are REALLY worth, meaning how much our body is worth. One article pegs our body’s value at $4.50. So dead, our bodies arent’ worth much.
We aren’t our possessions. We aren’t our profession. We aren’t even our roles. We have an internal value that starts as potential. All of us have great potential. Few of us tap into that potential.
What if you have a specific task, a mission on this earth, that nobody else can do? What if you just assumed this? What would you be doing?
Marianne Williamson wrote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?”
What is clear is that we are all unique creations, unlike anyone else that comes before us or after us. Even identical twins have changes in their brain and chemistry based on experiences they have.
We all come into the world with potential. Then we spend our lives either accessing that potential or wasting it. Our worth has nothing to do with the balance sheet, or “net worth,” but from accessing our potential.
Part of doing that is living within your ethics and morality. We have the opportunity, on a daily basis, to stand on what we believe or allow the world to mold us away from our own beliefs.
Our worth, then, is based on knowing what we believe and living it, then seeking our purpose and bringing it to the world.