I don’t know how many times I’ve written and rewritten this post. But every time I write it, it never seems good enough. It never seems complete. I guess it’s not complete. Yet.
I’ve tried justifying why value has lost its value in this world, but honestly, I don’t know how to do that. There’s countless debates, blog posts, and talks on value. Maybe the proof of true value lies beneath the mask we all wear. A mask we put on to help us get through the hard days at work or when we still feel the need to prove ourselves to society.
To me, value is pure. Like the work of Leonardo da Vinci. What he left behind is valuable. He left a part of him behind. And it still lives and breathes, influences and inspires to this day!
Value is a part of you. True value comes from within and whomever is at the receiving end of that should be deserving. It’s not just a word or a business slogan. It’s alive! A living organism. And it’s kept alive by constantly feeding it. So it evolves as we evolve. And it grows or dies – whichever we decide to do or not to do.
Next time you use the word ‘value’ – take care in using it. Like you would a newborn baby. Nurturing it. Constantly feeding, teaching and learning.
Our value is the core of who we are – in life and in business. Find your value. The thing you can add to make a difference in the way only you can do. Not to promote yourself or make more money – just add more of YOU into what you do, and the rest (as they say) will fall into place.