Who I Am Is Enough
Why is that such a hard concept to accept and internalize for most of us? Yet, it’s foundational for everything we do and how we do it. What we think of ourselves dictates the lense we interpret our lives through. It dictates how we respond to positive and negative situations, people and interactions. It dictates what we believe we can achieve, what we decided to do, pursue and even dream. It all starts with believe this one simple, powerful statement. Who I Am Is Enough! If we don’t believe that how can we expect anyone else to believe that about us?
I’m sure we can all agree that we’d like to believe this…to truly feel this about ourselves. But if we don’t, how we do we get there? How do we go from a life and a world full of comparison, full of striving to a place of acceptance?
We have to start by realizing being enough doesn’t mean being perfect and it also doesn’t mean settling. It means we are aware that we are all on a journey…a uniquely personal journey. That who we are right now is enough, worthy, lovable, capable. By realizing we can want to grow, improve, dream, and change without being unhappy with or down on who we are and where we are. It all comes down to our mindset…our self-talk.
If we want to grow, if we want to dream, if we want to feel happy, fulfilled, safe, loved and accepted…we have to start by focusing on the good, the great, the wonderful about who we are right now…in this moment. We have to change how we think about ourselves, how we talk about ourselves and to ourselves. We have to stop comparing and start celebrating! It takes practice and intention, but like most things, it starts with awareness and grows with consistency. Become aware of your thoughts and beliefs about yourself. Listen to how you speak to yourself and about yourself. Notice when the focus is negative. Take a moment to recognize the thought and practice replacing with a thought of gratitude…with a positive thought about yourself. It might be hard in the beginning, but this simple practice of recognize and replace…repeated consistently…can and will change what you believe about yourself…how you see yourself…and that will change everything! Who you are is enough! Right now. Today!
We invite you to start your practice of changing your self-talk by watching our video and sharing one thing in the comments that you love about yourself! We’re all on this journey together. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re putting in the work every day to become the strongest, healthies, happiest versions of ourselves. Thank you for joining us in the trenches. We’re glad you’re here.