"You don't find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself… and then find a man who's worthy of you. Remember that." So please don't try to seek out your worth in approval from a man & own his personal opinion, because he's only human.
effort is a reflection of interest & you can't force them to see that you're worth it. be wise enough not to waste your time, patient enough not to settle, & strong enough not to force it. whatever is meant to be will be.