Something is only worth some-thing if it possesses a value. Hence, if something is suddenly devalued, it’s seemingly worthless ….right?
The process of devaluation is valuable in itself. Consider the energy that goes into deciding whether or not you actually need the item at all …may it be an investment, a purchase, a relationship, a job …or whatever?
When it comes right down to deciding whether to purge or pursue, one likely has gone through a series of processes to get to the juncture of devaluation. Let us consider quitting a job, or a relationship, or even deciding whether or not you should buy that big-ticket item:
You’ve likely invested time, energy, maybe even money, sweat equity or goodness knows, anxiety over the decision. All things said, once you have decided that the item (or whatever) is no longer needed …or valued …it becomes virtually worthless in your mind.
After years and years of commitment to a job ….or a relationship …it has been decided that it no longer serves its valued purpose in your life. That’s the moment the ‘thing’ has crossed over from valuable to unvalued, undervalued …or devalued.
Sometimes this decision presents itself as ‘black and white,’ such as a car you’ve been considering to purchase is no longer in your budget or you’ve decided it’s the wrong model …whatever it is it’s no longer serving you as it once did. In either case, you’ve made the decision to let it go …or do the hard work to resurrect the goodness.
Once the mind has done the math or logically displaced the item or concept, there are very few reversals. From the point of decision, the brain relies heavily on the rational process that led you to this point of making the hard decision: you’ve now accepted your choice as best and ideal, based on your circumstances. You are happy with your decision and you commence your new commitment to live by your choice.
But is your choice always ideal? Did you slip up somewhere along the way and applyl the wrong math? Did you forget about the elements that convinced you to invest in this concept in the very first place? Do they still carry value? Are you adequately informed about this issue? Did you do all the research, or at least enough to make you feel you’ve made the very best choice for your future? Will your decision to devalue cost you future gains?
Who knows, right? All we really know is that we needed to shift something. Likely because there was an issue in play that may have been cause by our ‘item of value.’ We decided that keeping that item was going to weigh us down, cost us more. We need to stay confident and stand by our decision.
The process of devaluation is valuable, if not for anything but for the reason you applied when you made the choice to devalue …or simply to ‘shift.’ Stand by your decision and rest assured it was made with purpose.