How to Feel Valuable

Feel-Valuable-150Help Others and Feel Valuable

Whether we realize it or not, we all seek ways to feel valuable and we usually go about it by helping others. At work, we might feel accomplished and valued by being part of a team. At home and in our personal relationships, we look for ways to contribute to others’ well-being and happiness. That’s all valuable stuff.

A Core Emotional Need

So why does feeling valuable matter? In a Harvard Business Review article, “The Only Thing That Matters,” feeling valuable is described as a “core emotional need” that everyone possesses. Without that feeling, we can often lack purpose, motivation and meaning in our everyday existence. Being helpful to others drives our desire to do more and to do better and that stretches out into every area of our lives. We want and need to feel like a helpful, integral part of the world around us.

Having said all that, there are still so many people who think they have nothing special to contribute or who say that they don’t know how to feel valuable. If this sounds like you or someone you know, … [click here to keep reading]

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