Do You Know Who Determines Your Value?
Do people walk all over you? Do you accept less from others because you don’t think you deserve more? Do you let people take advantage of you?
Are you afraid to stick up for yourself because you don’t want to make someone mad, or worse, be alone?
There’s a difference between being kind and being a push over. One should be kind, but never to the extent it takes away from their personal value. Think of yourself like your bank account. You take money out and you replenish your account, but you never want your account balance in the negative. Otherwise, you pay overdraft fees! There’s a consequence for taking out more than you put in.
Your personal value is like that. Give a little and take a little, but don’t let yourself be depleted. Set boundaries with the people in your life.
If you constantly let others take from you, then your personal account balance will eventually be in the negative. If you give a little (are kind) but also feed your value account (take care of yourself) then you won’t go into the negative.
You can’t give to someone if you’re depleted. There’s only one person who can ensure you fill your value account.