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Who says you’re not enough?

When we find a need to repeat affirmations like ‘I am enough’ to ourselves in the mirror each day, we’re trying to convince ourselves to believe something that we are already convinced is not true.

If we believed it to be true, there would be no reason to try to convince ourselves about it each day.

Rather than convincing yourself that you’re enough, focus on understanding who convinced you that you weren’t enough to begin with.

When you figure that out, you’ll realise that you’ve been living life viewing yourself through that person’s eyes, which is why your relationship with yourself is based on judging your achievements relative to what you think they would think of you, rather than understanding what is needed to achieve your goals when you fall short.

Judgement is always based on how we think others see us.

Understanding is based on what we are trying to figure out in our efforts to achieve our goals.

The emphasis is on ‘our’ goals, and not on achieving milestones that are needed to get approval from others.

Recognising the difference between these mortivators that we focus on will result in mindfulness about whether we’re truly pursuing something we’re committed to, or is it something that we hope will win us favour with others.

If the latter, expect to be exhausted in your efforts to constantly please others, while convincing yourself that you’re enough when you look in the mirror, even though you don’t feel like you are.

You were born enough!

You lost sight of that when you focused on rejection or betrayal from one who themselves lost sight of the same thing earlier in their lives.

Break the cycle. Connect with gratitude for who you are, and compete with yourself only in improving who you are.

The rest will take care of itself. Especially the anxiety of life.

It always starts with you.

#hope #expectation #sincerity #selfworth #selfawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifecoaching #zaidismail #loveyourself #lifegoals #motivation #optimism #purpose #mindfulness

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