Still not understanding…

I’ve read a couple posted q’s about Day 2’s prompt that asks you to rank yourself on a scale of 1-10. The answer I’ve seen given is: This prompt asks you to consider:

On a scale of 1 – 10, what number would you rank yourself?

Why did you give yourself this ranking?

I’m still not understanding though. Like if one of the thoughts I had about myself is “I’m a coward” would the scale be to determine how cowardly I think I am?