Still Valuable

Some people don’t like diamonds, but that doesn’t make them worth any less.

Photo of a diamond ring with black background. Text in cyan states "Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist  Some people don't like diamonds. That doesn't change their value. @Proud2BNaturalMe

You may have people in your life who don’t see the value that you know you have. Do not let them confuse you on who you are. Continue to believe in yourself. Continue to listen to positive feedback that aligns with what you truly believe about yourself.

You know one way to be certain that you know your true value? It’s the way it makes you feel when people tell you otherwise. If you agreed with them, it wouldn’t hurt. If you agreed, at the deepest core level, it wouldn’t offend you. Deep within you know the truth about yourself. Even if you are currently in a state that is not reflective of your truest self—like a diamond ring stuck in a muddy trench—you are still valuable.

Do not let anyone convince you that you are less than you TRULY are. Continue to restore yourself back to the truth that you know is the real you.

Sometimes family and friends can have good intentions, but a horrible delivery. They think that “shooting from the hip” and giving you the “raw truth” about their opinions is the best way to encourage you. I can say from what I’ve observed, and experienced, that is one of the absolute WORST ways to support and encourage somebody.

If a person is already down, the ones who love them are not supposed to throw in a few punches and kicks and think that will help them to get up. Even honesty can be delivered in love.

If you are in a state where you’ve been beaten down by life, loved ones, bosses, exes, etc., please know that their evaluation of your worth is their opinion. You can choose to reject their appraisal. You can remember who you truly are.

Never let a temporary state—no matter how long it’s lasted—convince you that you are worth less. If you are here, you have value. Deep within there is a knowing that you are worth more than they say, more than they told you, more than you overheard.

Give yourself permission to turn down the volume on those words that have stung. Give yourself permission to turn up the volume on the truth that lies within. You are valuable. You are worthy. You are worth it. Anything that contradicts those truths is the lie.

You are a diamond. Don’t let anyone devalue your worth.

Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist


Published by Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist

Marlene Dillon is the CEO of MDillon Designs & Publishing. I teach girls to believe in themselves and choose relationships that support their goals. I teach children that their dreams are possible and that they are lovable. I teach parents to communicate with their children in healthy ways. In short, I.U.S.E. people. Inspire. Uplift. Support. Empower.

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