Two men stood at the bar discussing the attractiveness of a young woman who was sitting with a girlfriend about 20 feet away. Finally, after about 15 minutes, the object of their attention walked up to the bartender and requested a martini. The shy one had called “dibs” but said nothing as they stood nearly two feet apart. Finally, after a painfully silent minute and a half, she accepted her drink and walked back to her table.
1. Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t have worth.
Regardless of where you come from, what your background is, or what decisions you have made in the past, you have worth. You deserve to be happy and you deserve to be treated with dignity. There are a lot of good people out there, but there are also a lot of people out there who are going to try to bring you down. They don’t want you to succeed and they don’t want you to be happy, unless you are less successful and less happy than them. Never allow these people to have a moment of your time. Instead, surround yourself with the people who are going to build you up, add goodness to your life, and want nothing but the best for you.