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You Are Important: 12 Reasons Why You Matter

Rachel Sharpe

You are important. Has anyone made you feel the opposite of that lately? Have you ever struggled with your role in this life? There are a billion ways you can have an impact in this world, and while you might not have figured it out yet, you’re going to accomplish so much good in this life. You are important, no matter what anyone else says. As long as you continue being your wonderful self, you’re playing a massive role in life. We’re so excited to see what you can do. However, if you’re having a bad day and are unsure why you are important, we’re here to help you solve that problem. So let’s dive into 12 reasons why you matter. 

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You Are Important: 12 Reasons Why You Matter

1. There’s no one like you

You are important because you have many traits that make you unique. From the way you look to the way you talk, people need you just the way you are. All those hobbies you’re passionate about give people a reason to like you even more. It gives them a way to connect with you and you with them. Remembering your uniqueness is a life lesson you need to hold onto. It should be your reason to live

People often think that they stand out when they just want to fit in. However, if you don’t stand out, how will people discover how wonderful you are? Sometimes, people dislike unique people because it reminds others that they’re not living the true versions of themselves either. People are afraid to be authentic because it makes them feel vulnerable. So, they take it out on you when the problem is really with them.  

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2. You have a purpose to complete

You can make a difference in the world by living out your purpose. Now, that sounds like a big task. So, no, you don’t need to worry about figuring out your purpose. You’ll figure it out on your own as time goes by. For example, I found my purpose while in the Vatican. I was having the worst time of my life during what was supposed to be the happiest time of my life. And I decided to make a pact there: do a good deed a day for the rest of my life. And that became my purpose.  

Your purpose might end up being much bigger than that, but it doesn’t have to be huge to be impactful. Something as simple as doing acts of kindness daily can alter and change the world tenfold. Any positive deed you do for the world ripples out across many things. So, spread kindness, excitement, or passion as much as you can, and you will change the world. 

3. You play a huge role in society

Every action you take affects society as a whole. A ripple effect always happens. You have no control over the outcome of how things will turn out. A positive action could have a negative consequence, and a negative action could have a positive consequence. Life is an ebb and flow of good and bad. However, if you have good habits and intentions, your outcome will likely be positive. 

Your role in society can be as simple as being a happy person towards others, volunteering at a charity, starting a business, or working at a company that plays a role in the community. People often think they need to do life-changing things to play a role in society, but they don’t. Sometimes, small actions can lead to big changes. 

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4. You’re alive

You are important because you’re one of the rare few fortunate enough to be alive. How amazing is it that you’ve been given this rare experience to experience living. You get to be alive right now. Life has given you the chance to experience sight, sound, touch, taste, hearing. Even though some days can be challenging, you can choose to make the most of each moment and live life to the fullest while you’re here.

According to Mel Robbins, the odds of being born is one in 400 trillion. That’s some pretty lucky lottery odds considering you’re alive right now. Trillions of people weren’t fortunate enough to experience this, but you are. Sure, there’s pain and suffering in the mix. But without that, you’d never grow, learn, or experience joy. Trillions of people can’t make a name for themselves in history, but you can, and that’s why you are important. 

5. You’re destined for greatness

You’re one of a kind, so only you can leave the impact you make. You’re destined to do amazing things in this life. Your positive contribution can be of great importance to other people. In this life journey, you need to make the most of the little things and do some big things. What you do in this life really does matter. The only way you can achieve greatness is by doing the hard work now.

It can be scary to put yourself out there, especially in a world where haters are everywhere. Don’t let your life experiences from past pain prevent you from living out your destiny. People’s lives count on your life’s work. The knowledge you possess, the good person you are, and the friends you’ll make along the way will play a vital role in how big of an impact you have on someone else’s life.

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6. You give people love

Only you can give people love the way you do. You can set relationship goals that make you a loving person towards others. You are important because you matter to so many other people. Your journey towards being a caring person and finding love will allow you to make many friends and build a strong family. People won’t forget how much love you shared with them.

Something as simple as a smile can make a difference. Your ideas on love could bring so much hope into the lives of people today. The life story of your hardships, doubt, and challenging circumstances are relatable, but overcoming obstacles to become the most loving person alive will bring hope. You can remind people of their kindness and goodness when they do wrong. As long as you continue to love in this world, you’ll be of great importance.  

7. You can make things right

Your importance in the world will come down to certain things that point you in the right direction. There are so many bad things in the world, making people doubt themselves or destroy their lives. You can create a new universe for others, and it all comes down to what you contribute. Remember, your influence doesn’t need to be iconic. You’re influential, even if all you do is smile at someone. Help point people in the right direction as much as you can. You’ll need to lead by example first, though.

8. You get stuff done

Knowledge is never enough. Life is all about action. You are important, and your ability to get things done is what counts. Hear me out; you’re going to need to contribute a lot more. I know you’re busy with your parents, family, and everyone around you. However, people need to benefit from your actions, so you’ll need to continue sharing your resources, adding value, and improving the quality of life of others.

You can still have a lot of fun while doing the hard work. But somebody needs to do it, so why not you? You’re on this planet for a reason. Take this as a sign that people need your voice and actions to make the change they’re unable to do for themselves.

9. You can handle anything

You might’ve already heard from a loved one, that you can handle anything. You’re aware of your skills and talents. However, most importantly, you’re the type of person who can overcome challenges and persevere through it all. At the right time, you always know how to pull yourself out of sticky situations. Your presence is most needed on this planet because you inspire people to never give up. Be a friend to yourself and decide how you’ll push through your following few challenges. Remind yourself that you’re unstoppable. Imagine yourself years from now, looking back, knowing that you didn’t quit or fail; you faced everything head on.

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10. You help people

When was the last time you’ve written down a list of people you helped? I imagine you’ve never thought of such an idea. As a result, you don’t even realize how many people appreciate you, love you, or value you as a person. 

Your words might’ve been the reason why someone took an action that improved their situation. A kind act you did might’ve improved someone’s mental health. A post you made on social media might’ve made everybody who saw it laugh. The feelings you shared with another person might have given them perspective. An article you wrote could be the reason why someone stood up for themselves or took action. The resources you shared with a friend in need could affect their situation for the better. A child might look up to you because of how you treated them when they were sad. Maybe you even offered someone moral support

Ultimately, there are numerous times and actions you’ve taken in your life where you were helping others. Your words offer plenty. Your heart opens people up. That’s why you are important.

11. You inspire others

You affect change in others. You have the power to improve someone’s mental health just by being yourself. You can create a social media account of kind activities people can do to help themselves through difficult times. You can also write an article online that inspires people to overcome adversity and setbacks, even if the road ahead of them isn’t straightforward.

No one else can inspire people quite like you do. Your life experiences have shaped you and taught you empathy for others. Focus on building your influence with those you have access to first, such as friends, family, and coworkers. If you’re interested in building a legacy for yourself, all you need to do is love people in the way they want to be loved. By doing this, you’ll be unstoppable.

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12. You brighten people’s days

Many people struggle with mental health. No one else could brighten their day as much as you can. If you’re feeling more pessimistic than usual, you might not see that trait in yourself. However, if you practice making other people happy, you too will be happy. Happiness comes from serving others. So many people get excited to receive texts from you. They love hearing that you thought of them. People look forward to spending time with you or getting a phone call from you. Sometimes, all you need to do is show up for people, and you literally made their day.


You are important. Do you see that now? Can you recognize how much you matter in the world? Your role in society is so important for shaping how future generations live their lives out. You can choose to play as big or small a role as you’d like. But even if you decide to live passively, you can’t escape your influence or impact on the world. You play a critical role in the world, even if you don’t feel like you do. From the things you say, to the actions you take, you matter. So, what’s your next action going to be? Only you can decide. 

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