6 Reasons Why You’re Important (in Case You Forgot)

6 Reasons Why You're Important 

You Are Important

You’re More Important Than You Think

You are important, and you matter.


Your thoughts, words, and actions send a ripple effect out into the world around you.

That ripple effects people and things, some you're not even aware of.

Whether you know it or not, you have the potential to contribute real value to the world around you.

Here are 6 reasons why YOU are important.

1. You're Important Because You’re Alive

You are alive. That in itself is a miracle.

Millions of sperm cells didn’t survive the journey, but you did. 

Life is a gift, but a temporary one.

One day you'll die.

Think about that for a moment.

This being the case it behooves you to do something worthwhile while you’re here.

Your life is a canvas in a frame.

The frame is the world and circumstances you were born into. You had no control or say in those.

But the canvas is you. Your thoughts, decisions, and actions.

These are the things you do have control over, and you can paint your own picture.

There are infinite possibilities available to you about what you can be, do or have.

The life you’ve chosen up to now isn’t what you have to choose tomorrow, or next month, or next year.

Self-importance isn’t a negative thing.

Actually it’s a key characteristic of a self-actualized person.

If you can’t see your own importance no-one else will.

You need no other reason to acknowledge your importance other than you are alive.

You Matter

2. You're Here to Fulfil a Purpose 

People who live fulfilling lives are those with a primary purpose to live for.

What’s yours?

You can have what you want when you decide exactly what that is and commit yourself to working for it.

You have a unique set of characteristics, interests, and abilities.

The world is such a large and diversified place that somewhere inside it there is a place for you. 

Follow your interests and hone your abilities to a point that the world will reward you for them.

If you don’t have a purpose and a worthy aim you’re working towards, then you need to get one.

Ask yourself what you’re interested in. What are you passionate about or what could you feel passionate about?

What would you feel proud to say “yes, I did that”.

That is your purpose. It’s your duty to follow and develop that purpose, and fulfil it to your highest potential.

3. You Have Wisdom to Share

You have a variety of life experiences.

Having life experience means you’ve been through what other people are yet to experience.

Being able to share knowledge, wisdom, and experience with other people is a gift.

Without you, they wouldn’t have access to the information.

You can sharing your experiences with a neighbour or write books for millions of people. 

In both scenarios you’re making a positive contribution.

If you think you don’t have an experience worth sharing, think again.

We discount ourselves because well, we’re us.

We don’t consider ourselves interesting or important.

But we are.

People don’t see you as you see yourself.

The people who love you see qualities in you that you’re not even aware of. 

See yourself as important because you are.

You have a lot more to offer than you think.

4. You Have Goals and Objectives

Having goals and objectives implies you’re a quality human being.

A high percentage of people have no clear goals or objectives.

Even if there are things they say they want, they do nothing about it.

We already spoke about the web of life.

When you have clear goals that you're pursuing you affect your own and other people’s lives.

The attainment of the goal is important.

But it’s secondary to the attempt and the journey.

From the time you set a goal to the moment you achieve it, you changed and evolve in a myriad of ways.

You’re important because you’re working towards your goals and objectives.

You're not sitting on your couch, lazy and unproductive.

That should be applauded. Give yourself credit where it’s due.

Pursue your goals and objectives with persistent action.

Don't stop until you have what you set out for.

You Are Important

5. You Can Make Someone Feel Loved

You have the ability to love and appreciate the people around you.

It’s a comforting feeling to know someone cares about you.

You can give someone that gift.

The best way to make others feel special and loved is to have respect and love for yourself.

Action speaks louder than words.

To say the words “You’re special and I love you” and to actually show it through your actions are two different acts.

There are also people who love and care about you.

You are important to them. If you weren’t here they would miss you. 

Sometimes all it takes is a smile or a brief acknowledgment to make someone’s day.

Some people make others feel good and have a positive energy about them. Others are negative and dull.

You get to choose what type of person you are.

This doesn’t mean you walk around giving hugs to strangers telling them you love them (although you could).

It means you show genuine love and appreciation to the people that matter to you most.

6. You 're Here to Contribute

Wherever people are in life they can always be more, do more, have more and give more.

It’s a personal choice.

You can choose to be a force for positive or a force for negative. 

You can even be indifferent and not care.

This article is about you and why you are important.

Remind yourself in times of doubt that you matter.

Now it’s your turn…

Why you are important? 

Are you living up to your true potential?

What areas of your life will you work to improve? 

How can you contribute more for yourself and the world around you?

Live as your best self. A worthy purpose and an optimistic outlook allows you to contribute to the world to the world around you. 

Bali Nov 2020

Quotes About Why You Are Important

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition” - Steve Jobs

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning” - Albert Einstein

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages” - Michelle Obama

“You don't have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn't mean you won't fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying” - Ben Carson

“You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing” - Arthur Ashe

“You don't have to be somebody different to be important. You're important in your own right” - Michelle Obama

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