Enough is enough (or tips to say 'goodbye' to the voice that says you're not enough)
You are uniquely gifted. You have a combination of talents, qualities, and wisdom that no one else in the world has. You are one-of-a-kind and unlike anything or anyone else.
But perhaps you're still feeling like you're not enough. Maybe not successful enough? Not pretty enough? Not smart enough?
You're not alone. In fact, you've actually found yourself in a beautiful community of people as unique and beautiful as you. Despite each of us having our own powerful intersection of pieces to make us who we are, and despite the unique power and value that each of us bring to the table, there is a human tendency to feel inadequate.
The truth is, the world we are living in makes it challenging to feel that who we are and what we offer the world is enough.
Brene Brown brilliantly writes "the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It is enough".
Beautiful and heart-warming in theory. But in the world of social media, it is increasingly difficult to understand what enough is, when what we see of success and happiness is that of abundance.
Think of your interactions in the world, and the deep thoughts that accompany those moments.
What have you been defining 'success' as when looking at others lives?
Ignoring the definitions & expectations of others, what does your 'enough' look like?
When you connect to your true place of enough within you, you will find that you have each of the skills and talents you need to achieve your vision (and that which you may not have will be tools that your gifts will help you develop).
Who you are in it's unique complexity has something to offer this world. When you embrace it, letting go of your comparison to the uniqueness of others, you free yourself from the chase of abundance. You become enough.
Remember that what you see on social media is only the highlights of someone's life. That likes and views don't dictate impact, importance, or someone's value. And that in your world, no matter how far reaching it may feel, close to you there is someone looking at you and feeling the same sense of 'not enough' that you are feeling. By shining your light and living your enough, you will help them to live theirs too.
Takeaway Tip: once you're in touch with your vision of enough, write in a journal, meditate, or take a moment to think every night before you go to bed. Ask yourself: Where am I feeling enough? Where am I searching for abundance? Breathe and connect back to your unique and beautiful place.