“The day I realised my self-worth was the day I became unstoppable!”

There was a period in my life where time stood still. I became depressed about things that were completely out of my control. I was faced with having to deal with things I didn’t want to. Forced into wearing a label. My identity was changing, and I no longer knew who I was. I had succumbed to the darkest of places within me. I freely entertained every negative thought pattern.

Sitting beneath the weight of my depression, was the thought that I had to move forward in some way, because I was merely existing. I needed to save myself from myself. I could not recognise myself.

I decided to take myself on an achievement journey. Recall every accomplishment from a child to present-day. Become nostalgic of the process of before and after the goals were met. Remind myself of what I was capable of and reopen my mind to what was still possible.

I had to look in the mirror and have conversations with myself. I had to ask myself some difficult questions such as “Why don’t you love me anymore?” and “When did you fall out of love with me?”. I watched the tears fall as I gave my answers. I had to sit in my truth and own it. Decide who I wanted to be and how I wanted to be loved and what I was willing to accept despite the life changing challenges I had been faced with. I stopped looking at what I couldn’t do by considering everything I could. I went to therapy.  I listened to motivational speakers. I read books. I wrote. I began to find myself through my interests. Each new finding leading into something better and a new opportunity. I began to find every positive in the adversities I was facing.

One evening, when reflecting upon my day, I noticed I had spent the entire day in a positive frame of mind. I noticed that every action I made and every interaction I had was solely for me and part of a greater purpose of what I wanted for my life. That was the day I realised my self-worth and the day I became unstoppable!

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  • Lola Bejide on

    Love the transparency of your post, hard and honest conversations with oneself truly promote positive growth. Keep growing and sharing your amazing journey.
    Achievement journey is an amazingly powerful tool to use to restate sense of self worth.

  • Danielle McDonald on

    Beautiful, well written and heartwarming post. Keep on writing and sharing your voice!

  • Terran from Introverted-Insight on

    For a first post, this is really beautiful! It’s so raw, relatable and oozing with emotion. I self-identified so much with this piece, especially the part where you looked in the mirror and asked yourself those tough questions. I felt that.

    Also the achievement journey is something I will definitely use the next time I find myself in those times of self-doubt.

    I’m really happy you were able to harness the power of your self-worth. Keep it up great work! You have a promising future in blogging.

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