You Are Enough
We all know what it feels like to feel not good enough. Maybe you don’t feel fulfilled in your job. Maybe it feels like your family holds you to a higher standard. Maybe you don’t feel like your spouse appreciates all that you do. Regardless of what made you feel that way, you know the feeling.
All too often I hear people say, “I don’t feel good enough” or “I wish I was good enough,” with no idea what it would look like if they were “good enough.” We think that if we just change “that one thing” other people will see us as enough. When that doesn’t work we try to change something else, always coming back to the same conclusion. We push ourselves to work harder, to achieve more, to look better. Yet it never seems to silence that feeling of not being enough.
Here is why:
It isn’t other people we are looking to get approval from. It isn’t other people who make us feel less than. We aren’t good enough for ourselves.
We put so much emphasis on what others think of us we forget to ask what we think of ourselves. We refuse to look at ourselves as being the issue. Which is interesting because the only person’s opinion that matters is your own.
Are you doing the best you can? You are enough. No one is perfect. It is ok to embrace your imperfections and be the person you are meant to be.
Stop letting other people take control of your emotions. Starting today, repeat to yourself “I matter, and I am enough.” If a negative thought creeps in say it again. When you wake up say it, say it before you go to bed, never stop saying it, because it is true. You are enough!