Do you believe everyone around you values you on a consistent basis? Are you starting to believe you are "less than" and it is chipping away at your confidence? And by the way, these don't have to be just personal relationships. Are you feeling valued at work? Clubs you belong to? Or do you believe that more often than not, people aren't hearing your unique voice? I don't know about you, but it is like death by a thousand paper cuts. You know you have strong attributes you bring to the table but for whatever reason, they are not being recognized.
Some of you might not be able to remove yourself completely from your current situation. I get it. But at some point you will decide that enough is enough. It is very easy to fall into the trap of putting too much weight about what people around you think about you. So how do you stay true to knowing your worth in this world? I think the first step is for you to take inventory of what you consider your strengths and look for examples where you have applied them. Next is to think through who or what (if you company) benefits from your strengths. If you do not believe they are being appreciated, perhaps it might be time to have a conversation with the appropriate people. Could be your boss or your spouse, doesn't matter who really. As you think about your Wild Lilies' goal, whatever that might be, you more than likely will need the support of others. Before you get too far down your path, I think it makes sense to understand who is fully in your corner....and who is not. I realize that might seem a bit harsh, but dammit, you only have one life to live and a dream. I don't know about you but the only people I want in the boat with me when I need help rowing in the right direction, are those who are vested in helping me succeed. It is okay to leave others back on the dock. This goal that you have is truly your own and you will bring a unique perspective to it. Don't put energy to those who don't believe that is the case. Remember...you are the prize!