Money, Possessions, and your Self-Worth


 Author:  John D. Thomas 27 September 2017 Copyright 2017

Life is too short to waste time wondering what other people think about you. The biggest waste of time is trying to impress others by the money you have (or pretend to have) and the possessions you acquire. It is entirely possible to reach a point where your possessions and your money begin to own you! If you find that you are spending way too much time working to pay bills and to buy even more things, then you’ve already lost control.

One of the most common reasons people become overly focused on money and possessions is to impress other people. But people with a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness don’t need the approval of other people. The reality is that you should not think about being accepted by others until you first become acceptable to yourself.

As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are (by seeking their approval), you are going to be sorely disappointed. Instead, accept yourself for who you actually are. Accept yourself for who you are. Seek to feel whole and complete in yourself without the external trappings of success. If you can do this, what others think about you becomes irrelevant. This… is a very liberating feeling. And it is a key step towards living a happier, more fulfilling life.


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