You have one life.
One life. That’s all, at least here on earth.
Every facet of who you are and how you live your life is filtered through your internal sense of self: how worthy you believe you are, the value you place on yourself as a human being. How you feel about yourself is the lens by which you view everything in your life. Your energy, attitude, health, sexuality, resilience, ability to focus, sleep, every relationship and interaction is impacted by how you feel in your innermost core being.
You may not know what your purpose is yet, but we each have one. We all have something to contribute to the grand scheme of things. The ripple effect of small actions can be extraordinary. A smile, a kind word, an offer of help, can multiply exponentially.
But first, you must believe in yourself, feel at peace with who you are, stop oppressing your own abilities. Learning to like who you are — LOVE — who you are, is worth striving for because it will change your life. Believing in yourself, knowing that you are going to be fine no matter what, frees you to pursue things you never would have thought possible.
When you discover, accept, and own your self as you are - instead of devaluing yourself because of past experiences or comparing yourself to others’ successes or expectations of you - you will lead a purpose-driven life that is more satisfying than anything wealth only could provide.
Building your self-worth so that you can feel strong enough to be yourself, acting on your beliefs and intentions, and meeting the goals you set for yourself, is the most important mission of your life.
Having gone through the process of uncovering, discovering, and recovering my own self-worth, I will walk you through the steps as we move through the sections in this book. Humans are designed to be lifelong learners when we operate at our optimum level. It is never too late to change.
Live the healthiest, most fulfilling life possible by knowing that your life matters.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” - Buddha
What is self-worth? At the most basic level, self-worth is how you view your innermost self. It is the belief that you are a good person who should be treated with respect. Self-worth is the lens by which you view everything in your life. Your opinion of yourself pervades into every aspect of your life.
Why is self-worth so important? Every facet of who you are and how you live your life is filtered through your internal sense of self—how worthy and lovable you believe you are—the value you place on yourself as a human being. How you feel about yourself affects the nature of your relationships. Your sense of who you are not only impacts you, it also affects everyone with whom you interact. It affects how you feel in the morning and when you go to sleep at night. It has a heavy bearing on your energy and enthusiasm, what you accomplish at work, how you respond to critical comments, how fast you heal from injury, and how you handle life’s challenges.
“Anne’s examination of self-worth and its significance to the quality of a person’s life is extraordinarily inspiring to anyone who has lived with a warped self-concept. Huge numbers of people suffer from distrust, anger, resentment, shame, and guilt, believing they are unworthy and unlovable due to their childhood volatility. Anne’s book guides the reader to heal from their wounds by using their brain to unlearn negative thoughts and rebuild a new foundation to flourish.”
— Dr. Linda Olson, Psy.D Clinical Psychologist, Founder & Georgia Chapter Chair Childhood Domestic Violence Association
“If you are hurting, READ this book!”
Just got through this book and it was life changing. I highly recommend this book especially if you are seeking answers to life’s hardest issues— self worth, anxiety, one’s future, how to overcome pain in ones’s soul— READ this book!
“A Human Mosaic is in a category of its own.”
Anne Boudreau explores the subject of self-worth in a compelling and comprehensive way, unlike any I have ever read. She delves into an issue that has tremendous relevance to our world today — one that is at the heart of humankind — in a manner that anyone can relate to and embrace. It is a must read.
— Todd Stumbo, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center
“Boudreau's approach is personal and comforting.”
I think what makes this book so appealing is that Boudreau's approach is personal and comforting. She's been there. She acknowledges the pain and how hard it is to change. But it is possible. I loved the info on replacing negative messages with positive. I knew the power of affirmation, but did not realize the tremendous override of negative comments that is going on constantly in our heads. And it was another reminder from the universe to spend time in reflection, which is another way of saying be mindful of not only your actions, but your thoughts. I recommend!