` When I wake up earlier than usual in the morning and accomplish a few things, I feel worthy. When I set goals for the day and accomplish them, at the end of the day,I feel worthy of time." NosaJ
Life is such that it presents us with so much to do that we are in a constant state of doing, a constant state of being and if you are fortunate, of feeling alive. There is so much to do, that such a state of doing and or being can also lead to exhaustion. That is where priority and balance come into play and that is why divine creation added rest, recreation and sleep into our human agenda.
The truth is that none of us are in absolute control of our lives but we must also not let life or situations take control of us. We have free will and we do have some control, especially how we feel about ourselves but we do not have control over everything or some things like the traffic or how other people feel or what they do.
Others can make you feel worth or unworthy, if you allow them to, but the true power of worthiness lies with you. Only you can truly make yourself feel worthy or unworthy about anything. You might be genuinely late for work because of the traffic and your boss can try and make you feel unworthy of your job and responsibilities, but only if you allow it. If you allow yourself to feel inferior or guilty for something that was not your fault, you will feel unworthy. Now, if you are always and intentionally late, that might be another story.
If your mind is such that it guides you to do the right things or your intentions are good and pure, there should be no reason to feel guilty or unworthy of self, any position that you hold in life or the deeds that may be associated with the variety of such positions that life has assigned to you. By variety of positions, that means the capacities that you hold in life, such as son, daughter, parent, friend, lover, spouse, student, teacher, employee, employer and other capacities.
Now that I think about it, there is one word that comes to mind regarding all capacities or positions and that is respect. In order to be worthy of anything, there has to be some respect involved. In order to be worthy of anyone, there has to be some respect for that person and some respect in return. In order to be worthy of doing anything that you do and to get the right results there has to be some respect for what you do.
Respect is a matter of fact and also a matter of perspective but if you are mindful about being respectful of others, of what you do and how you do it, you will find yourself at the very least worthy of good results. Respect yourself and others and you will find that you are worthy of some respect yourself.
Another thought that comes to mind regarding being worthy is success. Are you worthy of success?
One reason that some brilliant things or projects do not get started or completed sometimes is not because the project is not worthy but because you might not feel worthy of the project. One of failures best friends is called ` I can't do it' and another is called `impossible'. If Jeff Bezos had thought himself unworthy of creating Amazon or thought of it as impossible, there would be no Amazon today or Amazon would exist by another name created by someone else who thought it possible and of themselves as worthy of creating it.
The worthy of success principle also applies to your relationships. You are as worthy as you think you are or as you allow others to make you think you are. Others may be entitled to judge you according to their relationship with you but you have to decide what you are worth. Your children may be the only ones entitled or truly capable to judge you as a parent but you have to decide what you are worth. Your spouse may be the only one entitled to judge you as husband or wife but you have to decide whether or not, you are worthy. A friend can judge your friendship but only you can decide for yourself whether or not you are worthy of any friendship. Your employee may slap you with as many performance appraisals as they like but at the end of the day only you can truly decide what you are worth.
You should know what you are worth and you are worth something. What you decide you are worth, will determine how you feel about yourself and affect your actions for better or for worst.
Wake up and feel worthy about yourself. It will make you feel positive about yourself. It will make you feel positive about the day and you will be surprised how much you can accomplish in that state of mind.