Your productivity does not determine your worth.
As someone who thrives on a to-do list, this is something that is so hard to believe.
I don’t know where it came from. I don’t feel like I am always chasing praise, but I do know I am someone who loves the “I don’t know how you do it [all]!” That one I am definitely guilty of.
I love having a check list.
I love having a completed check list.
It’s like holding up an A+ paper and showing the world, “I am smart, I am amazing, I am worthy of being liked and loved!”
However, on the flipside, when that checklist is not completed, I can start to feel like I am losing control of all aspects of my life.
“I am stupid, I suck, I am worthless.”
I am worthy of love not matter what I create, produce, accomplish, or don’t.
And so are you.
If you closed a billion dollar deal today, you are worthy of love.
If you wrote the first line of your book, you are worthy of love.
If you cooked a healthy meal, you are worthy of love.
If you kept humans alive – tiny or large, you are worthy of love.
If you brushed your teeth this morning, you are worthy of love.
If you woke up this morning, you are worthy of love.
You are here, you are worthy of love.
How do we move forward?
I need to be the one in control of my to-do list, not it controlling me.
Something I have gotten better on is separating what I need to accomplish from what I would like to accomplish.
Today, I need to:
-Do laundry for MyChild’s school uniforms
-Submit that expense report
-Finish writing that draft
Today, I would like to:
-Finish reading that book
-Vacuum my truck
-Design a new graphic for a flyer
This has really helped me recognize that if those “would like to” things don’t get done today,
I am not a failure it is okay. They are not urgent and can be moved to tomorrow or another day.
We control the deadlines and we have power over the outcome.
Regardless of what is or isn’t
accomplished, finished, produced, or started,
this does not determine our worth.
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