Your Worth & Your Why…
Have you ever stopped and really thought about your worth to this world as a human? I don’t mean – how do you feel about yourself – which is important, but not my point.
How do we calculate our worth? I am not talking about financial worth – I am talking your worth to this world – your true value.
I have a pretty simple way of doing this – I call it – “Doing The Math”!
How many people do you impact in your work on a daily/weekly basis?
The average person has positive interactions with at least 100 people a week in their work.
How many people do you have a positive interaction with in your off time on a weekly basis – (i.e. church, trips to the store, neighborhood, volunteer activities etc)?
The average person has about 25 -50 of these – some are dramatically higher, but few will be less than 50.
If we stop here and did the math, it looks like this –
150 x 52 = 7800
This looks like –
In two years at 15,600 people it looks like –
And in three years you are filling the Staples Center with people that you have had a positive impact on their lives! (Over 20k)
I share this with you because your real value is truly beyond what you can even begin to imagine. Many of us think that we need to have the cure for cancer or the next iPhone or be a celebrity/millionaire to matter. But the truth is that you matter – you have a world changing impact, just the way you are.
But there’s more…
What is your “why”?
Many people go through this world and they are just existing and no truly living because they are not aware of their “why” and are not living it out.
Imagine the multiply effect you could have on this world if you only lived out your “why”?
How do you find your “why”?
Ask yourself these questions – but first get to a quiet place, where you are alone with your thoughts and free from distractions.
1. What would you do, if money was no object?
2. What can you see yourself doing for the rest of your life and loving it?
3. If you had a year left to live, and wild extravagant travel was not an option, what would be the impact you would want to have on this world?
I believe that somewhere in the answers to these questions, you will find your why – your purpose. I would recommend you talk to God about it and see what He has to say and what doors He opens for you.
But know this, you will never feel truly fulfilled until you live out your why.
God Bless You!
Dr Cliff Robertson, Jr.