Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Not Good Enough

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean. The days when you wonder if you’re on the right track. The days when your doubts hang over you like shadows and you wonder if you’re good enough, smart enough, talented enough to follow your dreams.

I hate it when that happens.

I hate it when I feel like there’s not enough to go around. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough skill, not enough of me. Those dark feelings do not help me one bit and they’re hard to get rid of. Scarcity mentality. Not enough. Shake it off.

I had one of those days yesterday. I guess we all have them. Nothing was really wrong. I just felt overwhelmed and …not enough.

Scarcity mentality is all around us. Do we ever feel pretty enough, thin enough, popular enough, rich enough? Do we ever feel enough? Media messages can be pretty harsh. We can be hard on each other. We can be hard on ourselves. What is reality? What is truth? Are we enough?

I hate scarcity mentality. I really do. I prefer abundance mentality. My life is abundant. I have so much. I have everything I need to succeed. The earth is full. There is enough and to spare.

We are what we think. When we think dark thoughts we get swallowed in darkness. When we choose to think positive thoughts, we choose to walk in light.

I have enough. I am enough. I choose to walk in light. Some days it comes naturally. Some days it’s hard.

How do you do it? How do you overcome discouragement and doubts? What works for you?

Linda Garner


Carolyn V. said...

Prayer, a good ear and a good bag of chocolate.

Shari said...

I read NieNie and Andrea Merriman's blogs. I also look up Jack Handey quotes.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Like Carolyn, prayer helps me. I hadn't thought about adding the chocolate, but that would help, too.

Great post!

Steve-N-Deanna said...

Well written and well considered. Only the self examined life is worth living, but if, in the course of self examination, we find no fault, then whence cometh progress.

Still the process is painful, and when self doubt brings no improvement it becomes purposeless suffering.

Self inspection must include plans for self improvement, with a glad heart and a merry disposition to be useful, eh?