This post was transferred here from my SuccessWaypoint.com site. It was originally posted there on March 26, 2010. Lately, I am coming across blog posts and articles that appear to have trouble reconciling the idea of following one’s passion or bliss with what they see as possible destructive outcomes of …
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To fully grok the concept of self-value, it helps to believe that each person has a soul, and that each soul has value beyond what is physical.
It’s difficult to make the point for a person’s inherent value, if I choose to believe a human being is just an electrified bag of chemicals walking around comparing his or her value to those around them based on looks, action, relationship, ownership, etc.
That out of the way, let’s move on to make what I hope is a helpful distinction between “Self-Esteem” and “Self-Value.”
Some folks will tell you that self-esteem is what you think of yourself, and self-value is what you’re born with. From where I stand, that’s partially right.