Discover Yourself Micro Mondays

Self Worth & The Importance of Celebrating Your Successes

August 9, 2021

Self-worth – how would you rate yours? Do you sometimes feel that you aren’t good enough? I know I used to feel that way for many years – sometimes I still do. 

I know I used to feel that way for many years – sometimes I still do.  I’m not sure who set the bar in society, but as a teenager and well into my life, I always felt I wasn’t quite enough.

I also know that growing up it wasn’t really the ‘done thing’ to be proud of yourself and your achievements. The saying, ‘pride comes before a fall’ was often quoted. So different to today where I think we have gone too far the other way.  Children are congratulated for just showing up rather than teaching them to be proud of the effort they put in.

In this week’s episode of Micro Mondays I share my thoughts

  • on how to value yourself and be confident living life your way
  • why celebrating your successes are so important to building confidence and resilience
  • an exercise for you to recognise your value as a unique and wonderful woman and
  • a daily evening ritual based on your ‘small wins’

On August 1, 2020 I pressed the GO LIVE button on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast. I’m celebrating my first anniversary of the podcast and over 10,000 downloads in the podcast. For someone who has always battled with self confidence (or lack of), I took a giant leap out of my comfort zone and I’m so pleased I did. I’m grateful to all of my listeners and ‘cheerleaders’ who have supported me and continue to support the podcast.

Self respect, Self worth & Self Love all start with ‘self’. Stop looking outside yourself for value.

Rob Liano

Listen to the Podcast

Watch the Video

Self respect, Self Worth & Self Love

P,S, I was delighted to contribute to a newspaper article in The Age newspaper. It happened after my podcast recording but wanted to share another little success here in the post.

‘I’m only halfway through my life’: Midlife women are done with being dismissed

By Sophie Aubrey

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Toni Pike August 9, 2021 at 12:52

    Fantastic, Sue – I think it’s essential to celebrate every success. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 10, 2021 at 09:53

      It sure is essential, Toni and you have had success writing your books. Can’t wait for the next one to come out. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 9, 2021 at 18:23

    You are to be congratulated for overcoming and living with these thoughts Sue. I’m sure we all doubt ourselves at times. Congratulations on a year of your podcast, you are an amazing woman living your life on your terms. I’m pleased to be your friend and one of your many cheerleaders.

    • Reply Sossu May 21, 2022 at 16:44

      Buondì Erica sono arrivata qui non ricordo i passaggi però mi trovo bene . Un caro saluto Francesca ☮️

  • Reply Erica/Erika August 10, 2021 at 10:47

    I am still working on this concept, Sue, and at times in my career. I have heard it called at times ‘the imposter syndrome.’ Many gems and wisdom in this post and podcast. At times I have wondered whether self-worth is cultural. Also, the concept of sharing our successes or trying to keep things understated may be influenced by our culture.

    I greatly admire your courage to go for it. Congratulations on the milestone of your podcast! I look forward to reading the newspaper article. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 16, 2021 at 08:55

      I suppose I have developed courage Erica because I’m constantly trying things out of my comfort zone. The podcast is a project I really enjoy and I love meeting women who have a story to share. xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 10, 2021 at 15:03

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your 10,000 downloads and on being featured in The Age. You have so much wisdome to share with others, and you do this so generously. THANK YOU!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 16, 2021 at 08:49

      Thanks Donna. It is because of friends like you that I continue as you always make me believe in myself. xx

  • Reply Leanne | August 10, 2021 at 16:10

    Hi Sue – it’s wonderful seeing you doing so well. Great that the podcast and FB group and blog are going from strength to strength. I think celebrating your successes is wonderful – and a great confidence booster. Go you!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 16, 2021 at 08:48

      Hi Leanne, opportunities arise now and then which certainly keeps life interesting. x

  • Reply Sossu May 21, 2022 at 16:49

    Sue bentrovata vivo in Italia ☮️

  • I love hearing from you and your comments are important to me

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.