We often get caught up in the roles we play. For example many people base their feeling of self worth on their career success. It is important to differentiate: career success is career success-it means your good at your job and hopefully get well paid for it as well. Separating self worth from the roles we play is crucial. For example, career success is long and drawn out with many highs and lows in the process. If we attempt to link our self worth to this, it is a roller coaster ride. Remember that we start our lives with very high self worth. Exterior events do not change this fact, unless we decide to enable them to do so. How we feel about who we are really has nothing to do with the roles we play. Having true self worth is merely a matter of mentally stripping ourselves free of the roles we play and realizing that each and every one of us has something important to contribute to the world.