Change comes once we realize that we are worthy of better. Then, we can ask from life what we have concluded in our hearts that we deserve or are worth. Many of us are stuck and miserable because we have settled, we play tapes in our heads that act as a constant reminder of our failures and inadequacies. Until we push the eject button and rid our minds of that negative self talk, we will continue to find ourselves trapped in the cycle of serial pathological relationships, jobs, and attract exactly what we have so erroneously believed that we deserve.
You are worthy of a better job/career, you're worthy of a college or graduate degree, you're worthy of that great new business you've been wanting to start, you're worthy of a partner that will treat you with respect and dignity, you are worthy, you are worthy, you are worthy! I read this poem a while ago and I think it buttresses my point.
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.” Author Unknown