What does self-worth mean to you? Many women are putting the amount of hard work they accomplish on a daily basis as the determination of their worth. Some women put in their looks and the men they date as a goal factor. While others find meaning in their career or academics. We ask four young women how much they rely on hard work and not luck to guide their lives.
I believe I work hard every day. I don’t believe that relying on luck will help me more in life than working hard. Working hard has helped me attain a lot of my goals. I admire other independent women. Especially the ones that don’t lose sight of themselves.
It takes hard work and sometimes luck to make things happen. I use a little bit of both concepts to navigate and accomplish my goals. For example, I can work my way through college, land internships, apply for jobs and get nothing. Then, out of the blue my friend passes my resume onto her boss. Boom! I have a job now and I can say I’m pretty lucky for that. Does that mean all my hard work was worthless? No not at all. Only you can decided – each day – what matters to you. No matter what, you have to know that as a human being you are worth way more than you can imagine because of how you love, laugh, dance and so much more.
I totally believe in hard work. I’m an ambitious person that likes to rely on my skills to get far in life. I make no excuses. I don’t believe I should rely on luck. I’m a really independent person that likes to lead and take control of projects. So I need confidence in myself to finish assignments. Another thing that I do that helps me in life is that I am not too hard on myself for making mistakes. I often pick myself up from failures. Working hard to move forward in life has helped me more than luck ever did.
I think women constantly change their meaning of worth. In fact, everyone does that. We all look to material things to define who we are, but nothing comes without effort. I think it’s okay to say “Yeah, I have a nice car” or “I work at a top firm.” But things like that become pointless when you indulge and become selfish. I think that is when you lose self-worth and you will see you’re not so lucky anymore once people recognize that about you. You have to keep a clean and positive vibe each time you achieve a goal.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Sound off in the comments below on what makes you feel confident in what you do and how you measure your worth.
By Bethsaida Romelus | Photo: YHM Magazine Archive