You will never be pretty enough
You will never be smart enough
You will never be fit enough
You will never be funny enough
You will never be successful enough
You will never be talented enough
You will never be courageous enough
You will never be (insert any number of things here)…
This is what you tell yourself.
This is what we all tell ourselves. We truly believe that we will never be enough. Well, until we accomplish ‘that goal’- then we will be enough. That will make us feel better!
Sorry, but that’s not how us complicated human beings work. I can tell you first hand after anything I’ve ever achieved, I’ve still found myself lacking in some way. I’ve searched to fill that ‘enough’ hole right up.
BUT I don’t want to feel that I’m NEVER enough. Who dang well does?
So, can we change this concept that we have of ourselves? Can we believe we are already enough?
This week I gave it my best shot…
I was preparing to shoot the first episode of my web series with my gal pal Jacqui D. We had spent the last 6 months developing the concept. And the script had been checked throughly by our writing buddies. It was as good as it could be BUT I was still feeling that we were’t ready to shoot.
I still felt ‘not enough.’
The thing is, I realised I’d probably always feel this to some extent. So, I decided it was time to change the ‘not enough’ record in the old brain. We got the script shot and it was a wonderful creative experience.
I couldn’t wait until I was 100% ready, or funnier, or more confident or blah, blah, blah. I just had to go on and do it regardless of how I felt. And I’m so happy I did because achieving that is enough for me right now 🙂
I’ll tell you one thing, before the shoot me and Jac, sure did eat ‘enough!’