You are enough.
Stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, stop all those negative self-talk and just let those three words sink in.
You need to hear this. You need to read this and you need to keep this at heart.
You are enough. You are good enough. You are worthy.
You are good enough to achieve your goals. You are good enough to pursue your dreams.
You are good enough to reach whatever your heart desires.
You are good enough.
You are good enough not because you tried enough, worked hard enough or pursued enough.
You are enough just as you are. You are enough just as you were made to be.
You don’t have to prove yourself or ask for anyone’s approval.
You don’t have to try to be someone else.
Because being you is more than enough.
Remember that being enough doesn’t mean that you have to be perfect. That you have to be more or do more.
You are enough because you stay true to who you are.
You are enough because you continue to learn, to grow and you continue to be the best version of you.
You are enough because you’re you.
You are worth it.
You are worth the pain. The effort. You are worth so much more than what you think.
And it’s not because you did something, or even proved something.
You are worth it because of what you share with the world. Every part of you, flaws and messy parts included, that is what makes you worth it.
So, stop beating yourself up. Stop the blame. The hate. Stop criticizing yourself.
Stop trying to be someone else.
You don’t have to do all those things.
Know in your heart that you are enough just as you are.
You are enough because of your dreams, your passion, your soul.
You are enough because of your ability to love, to forgive, to make someone else smile, and the joy you share with the world.
You are enough simply because you’re you!
Now, why am I telling you all these things?
Because I too grew up feeling that I wasn’t enough.
I was constantly compared. It started with a few “why can’t you be more like” conversations.
Then those turned into “you have zero talent”, “you’re too ___ to achieve this”
I grew up thinking that I will never be enough.
I grew up constantly competing with other people – trying to prove myself.
Constantly trying to be more and do more. Setting inhuman standards.
Exhausting myself physically and mentally.
I grew up with so much hate in my heart.
I longed for the approval of others.
I was constantly chasing one goal after another. Constantly trying to be the best in everything, just so I could feel that I was worthy.
Always trying to show other people that I was better than them, just to prove that I was good enough.
Now, I may have received the approval that I longed for from the people that I love but the things I did to get there broke me.
It took so much of me. It took a part of me that I may never get back.
I was unhappy. Unhappy with myself and unhappy with the world. I was a mess.
I grew up with the pain and I took their words with me.
I let their words rule my life.
I criticized myself for every mistake, even the smallest one. I’ve pushed myself beyond my limitations.
I kept striving to be someone else, living a life that I didn’t want.
I lived a life to please others. Terrified to show the world who I really was – thinking that the real me was not good enough.
I beat myself up for every failure and I constantly reminded myself that I was not good enough and I will never be.
All because I let the words of other people define who I was and what I can be.
Now, I don’t want this to happen to you or to anyone else.
So, to anyone reading this, feeling the exact same way that I felt, I’m telling you now
You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You don’t need their approval to know your worth.
You are enough, you are still enough and you will always be enough.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Do what you love. Pursue your dreams, your passion. Live the life that you want.
You don’t have to strive to be more worthy, to be accepted – because you already are!
You are capable of achieving anything that you set your mind and heart onto.
Focus on your journey, accept and love yourself for who you are and keep reminding yourself
That you are loved, you are amazing
You are worth it and You are more than enough!
I am not a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional to get the help you deserve.