In my last post I wrote about believing that you are Enough. Even if you fail, you are good enough, special enough, valuable enough.
I realize that this may be a hard concept for some people. Our culture is seriously saturated with the NEVER ENOUGH message.
It’s what pretty much all advertising is built on. And while I’m not opposed to advertising and I’m not opposed to shopping or doing things that make you feel healthier and happier– I am very much opposed to the idea of internalizing the Never Enough Message and believing that only when we achieve a specific status will we ever be enough.
I’m smiling at myself as I am writing this, knowing what I huge topic it is. I know it’s silly to think that I could “fix” all of our insecurities in a single blog post (or even in a year’s worth of blog posts). And yet, I want to take a moment to encourage you, to tell you that you truly are already enough.
I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram lately. I’m following all kinds of interesting entrepreneurs and business owners. People who are really inspiring and motivating. People who encourage you to hustle to achieve success.
And I think that’s great. I also think that we can become victims of our own messaging at times.
Victims of believing that we will only be valuable once we’ve achieved a certain status or seen a dream fulfilled.
And it’s simply not the case. If you’re not happy with the person you are today before seeing every goal come true, then even the fulfillment of your dreams won’t bring fulfillment to your heart.
If insecurity is driving your success, then it’s going to be a long, hard road ahead. Insecurity is a brutal task master and not one that I am ever interested in working for.
If that’s you today- hustling to find a sense of inner security that you are enough- I’d like to invite you to slow down for a minute, take a deep breath, and say the words out loud, “I am Enough.”
And then say them again. And then again.
If you’re having a hard time believing the words you are saying, maybe it’s time for some self-reflection or a conversation with a trusted friend or advisor. Maybe it’s time to give yourself credit for the value you carry inside you. There’s no shame in taking a break to remember who you are. And to remember that You are Enough.
So Tell Me:
- Is there a particular “not enough” message that you seem to get hung up on?
- How do you overcome the feelings of “not enough”
- What advice would you give to a friend who was feeling like “not enough” – Is this the same advice you give to yourself?