Designed to Be a “10”

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Let’s start off with a question.

If you were to rate your value on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being high) what number would you give yourself?

Be honest.  What would your number really be?

If you answered anything other than a “10”, than pull up a chair, get comfy and let’s talk. Let’s talk about something very important – your value.

Why is this so important?  Well, for one, I don’t know how you can live at Peace with Food, be happy, and live your best life ever without it.

Let me explain.

As a former high school science teacher I loved working with kids and still do.  One way I have stayed involved with them is to periodically give inspirational talks to junior high students all the way up to college-aged kids.  The title of my talk is Designed to Be a “10”.

In this inspirational talk, I use a $10 bill as an analogy for their life and my props are two $10 bills.  One is tattered, torn, and written on, while the other is clean and crisp.  My question to them is this:

Which of these $10 bills is worth more money?

This question always catches them off guard.  Not sure what I am getting at, they carefully reply with a half-answer, half question, “They both are worth the same amount?”


They are both worth $10.

Those $10 bills are a beautiful picture of our lives.  Some of us resemble that tattered and torn $10 bill.  We’ve been ripped, stepped on, and have a past that is not pretty.  And some of us have lives that rememble the clean and crisp $10 bill.  It looks pristine, hasn’t seen much trouble, and appears to be perfect.  But regardless which $10 bill we are most like, our worth is a “10”.  Yes, I will even take it as far as saying a perfect “10”.

No. I’m not saying our behavior is a perfect “10”.  There is no one who falls in that category, no matter how good you are, but as for your value, it’s a perfect “10”.

How can I make such a bold statement?

Here’s how.  As a person of faith, who believes that we have all been made in the image of an incredible God, a God who is a perfect “10”, how can our worth be anything less?

Behavor less than a “10”?  Yes.

Value and worth anything less than a “10”?  No.

So, no matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, what has been done to you, or any other event that attempts to extort your view of yourself remember this:  Your value is a perfect “10”.

And you can take that to the bank.  🙂



Take-Home Message:

Your value is a perfect “10”.


For further information on the Designed to Be a “10” workbook and answer guide click here.

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