It’s hard to define your worth in a world that values social media following over talent and character. Or is it?
We all have our insecurities that prevent us from going after what we want fully. Whether we admit it or not, some of us struggle with body image, lack of motivation due to financial insecurities, opinions from family and friends, lack of confidence because of past circumstances, and the list goes on. For whatever reason, that affects our self-worth. The fact of the matter is, NONE OF THAT MATTERS. The industry doesn’t care about any of those things. As Oprah always says, “Success happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
It’s hard, but too often we become content with our lives and afraid to push forward. Imagine if you stopped with the excuses and woke up every morning with the belief that anything is truly possible. Some of you are probably saying quit with the bulls$&!#! Call it what you want, but you won’t see growth until you change your mindset and stop limiting your potential. My high school Spanish teacher Mrs. Aubain (Now Dr. Aubain-Roebuck) always said, “Excuses are monuments of nothing.” If that’s the case, that means that literally NOTHING is stopping you.
This brings me to the subject at hand. YOUR WORTH. I can only speak for myself, but what I’m doing or have done in my career holds way too much value in my life. Unfortunately, I’m also in a career that values social media following. Therefore, the number of likes and shares on my pictures and content ranks up there in value too. There’s nothing wrong with realizing that social media is not going anywhere and you must work on growing it or fall behind. However, the key is to realize that the number of likes/shares doesn’t dictate your talent or worth.
“Excuses are monuments of nothing!”
I truly believe that the cream always rises to the top. What does that mean? That means do your part! Literally pour all your heart into your dreams and watch God, the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in reward your hard work. So quit with the excuses, get out of your head, and make your dreams a reality because like L’Oréal says, “You’re Worth It!” And if that’s not enough, remember Fifth Harmony reminded us too.