I had a conversation with a friend last night. She told me to be thankful for the here and now. Take life like you do working out one rep at a time. She put things in perspective for me. Have you ever heard of the square peg and round hole? It doesn't work. You can try a hundred and fifty ways to Sunday to get the round peg into the hole but it just won't fit.
We shouldn't have to try and "sell" our worth to others. Trying to convince others of your worth is exhausting Decent and trustworthy - is that what you think you are? If people don't realize this chances are they are a square peg. Remember you can't put a square peg in the round hole. If you try will splinter and create friction. Surround yourself with people that you have to avoid the "hard sell."