You Exist; Therefore, You’re Awesome

Happy Friday, Financial Superstars!

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but:

You don’t need to do anything at all – not today, not next year, not in your lifetime – in order to have value as a human being.

You’re amazing and worthy simply because you’re here.

You don’t need to earn a six-figure salary, pay off your debt, run a marathon, cure COVID, win an Olympic medal, lose weight, land a promotion, be an inspiration, write a book, look pretty, raise a child, buy a house, accumulate wealth, transform someone else’s life, or fall in love to be important in this world.

You could, for instance, spend your days snacking on bags of assorted chocolates while watching Great British Bake Off in your tattered leggings and mismatched socks (ask me how I know about this scenario) and it would be enough. It would be more than enough.

Your accomplishments don’t reflect your worth, and neither does your money.

Your happiness matters, of course. You deserve it. You deserve to feel secure. You deserve to have your needs met and to be heard. You deserve to pursue your goals and dreams. You deserve to not have to stress about finances all the time. In those respects, yay for money! It’s there to serve you.

But money is ultimately just a tool. It’s not a metric of your intrinsic value as a human being.

There is literally no action you need to take to prove your worthiness. Regardless of your savings, your debt, the bills paid or unpaid – your financial situation is in no way a reflection of your true worth, which is immeasurable.

Please don’t let any “financial expert” (or anyone else) tell you otherwise.