Maintaining Self-Worth Despite Challenging Circumstances

Does life seem to be a struggle for you? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated much of the time? Do you wish you could experience something better? Fortunately, you can enjoy the exciting life you deserve.

Success is available to you despite challenging circumstances. It’s important to remember, also, that your self-worth is not defined by your circumstances.

What holds you back? Take some time today to question the beliefs you hold that limit your potential. If you look at a challenging circumstance as a wall that’s impossible to climb, you need a fresh perspective. Within you is everything you need to thrive and excel. The more you question the validity of your limiting beliefs, the more success you’ll experience in your life.

Think of a circumstance in your life that you believe is preventing you from something you want. Write it down, then get ready to challenge that limiting belief. If you do, you’ll begin to move toward the success you deserve.

Use these strategies to maintain a positive self-worth, regardless of your circumstances:

Find the cause. What is the cause of the circumstance in your life? Limiting beliefs tend to throw us into a pattern of behavior with certain circumstantial triggers. When you become aware of the limiting beliefs you have, you can then choose to change that pattern to support a more fulfilling lifestyle. What can you learn from the cause so you avoid triggering a similar situation in the future?

If the cause of your situation is unclear, ask friends, family, coaches and mentors for their input. Others can see your life from a different perspective and their input can be valuable in determining the root of your difficulty.

Get past the blame game.  You can often be your own worst critic. Fortunately, negative self-talk often has very little basis in reality. Choose to replace the doubts of your inner critic with more productive thinking

Once a negative thought has taught you its intended lesson, it has served its purpose. If you choose to hold onto those negative thoughts, they will begin to form a negative self-image in your mind. This unbalanced view of your talents and strengths holds you back.

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts about your circumstances, ask yourself this question: What is the lesson and what is the opportunity? Once these two items are clear, you can resolve the situation in its entirety and move on. You can view the negative as a positive and see a new door open before you. You can identify what you can do differently to avoid a repeat of your present situation and create a whole new pattern that supports your divine essence.

Cut yourself some slack. Recognize that you’re human. Allow yourself to feel! No matter how you feel, you are entitled to that feeling for a reason. You can learn something new, discover and uncover a deeper layer into your subtle bodies and use that info to make the changes to support your desires. Everyone makes mistakes, but your attitude determines your altitude in life. You are valuable regardless of your present predicament. You are worthwhile even when you slip up or falter. Your circumstances simply provide feedback and an opportunity to learn and grow.

Harness your strengths and strengthen where you feel weak.  When you recognize that you’re valuable despite your circumstances, you’ll begin to make the most of every opportunity. Stumbling blocks you face can become stepping stones to the success you deserve, simply by changing what you focus on.

Ask for help.  Loved ones and friends often see strengths in you that go without notice. Ask them what they believe your strengths are. This is where your self-worth is found. Everyone has something of value to contribute.

Once you recognize your unique talents, gifts, and abilities, you’ll see life in a whole new way. You’ll seek opportunities to use your talents to bless others. You’ll gain confidence that comes from conquering challenges that once made you cringe.

Instead of allowing your circumstances to dictate who you are and what you do, you’ll determine the rules!

Live in the moment.  Despite your best efforts, some days simply provide one frustration after another. When this happens, you have a choice. You can let your circumstances defeat you, or you can choose a more positive perspective. Living in the moment allows you to really become aware of everything within you and around you and acknowledge what is in or out of alignment with your soul’s purpose.

Resolve today to find your strengths, learn from your difficult circumstances, and experience the joy you were created to experience. Instead of tying your self-worth to your circumstances, choose to see things as they really are. You were created with unique talents and gifts. When you find those gifts within yourself and put them to use, you’ll know how valuable you truly are. When you become aware of yourself at deep levels, you will also become aware of others and why they do what they do in their own journey. Rejoice in the fact that you have the power to change it all or change nothing at all. The choice is yours.