“To matter means to be of consequence or importance to others.”
Do I matter?
Do you believe you are seen, acknowledged, and valued?
Most importantly, do you believe you can make a difference in the world around you?
How we answer these questions about if, how and why we matter, be it at nine, nineteen or seventy-nine years old, speaks volumes about our self-concept, self-esteem and, ultimately, self-confidence.
It also forms the foundation of how we choose to show up in the world.
I learned this lesson first-hand years ago working with homeless youth while completing my post-graduate work in Seattle.… Read the rest