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…am I enough?
It’s that time of year again, where (most) people stop and take a good look at themselves and what they’ve accomplished. The looming new year often pushes us to reflect on the past 365 days and to think up new plans for the 365 days ahead…which will inevitably lead to questions about what we’re doing right, and what we think we need to change or become. And it can often lead to that hard to answer question so many of us face – Am I Enough?
Well, my answer is yes.
I’m not saying there isn’t room for improvement; but what you believe of yourself will almost always result in what you do for yourself, and what you already are doing. So starting off with the belief and the premise that you are enough, is a great way to motivate yourself to be even better. I enjoyed this article that may help you in doing so, by first showing you how to positively reflect on the last year.
If you want to improve your life in any way, don’t start by beating yourself down with self-deprecating talk like “I suck” or “I’m lazy”, or “I don’t do enough”…or “I’m not enough” – unless of course you want to stay right there in that negative spin. I’m a strong believer that you are what you believe you are. Your beliefs set the wheels of your life in motion because they determine the steps you’re willing to take. So start believing you’re enough, and you’ll surely take the steps to make that true.
No matter which area(s) of your life you want to see improve, I promise you, that when you learn to shift your mindset into believing you ARE enough, your actions and their results will lead you there.
When you’re facing the new year (hello, 2016!) be kind to yourself and be mindful of how you choose to word your “new year resolutions”. Instead of trying to be a “new you”, focus instead on just being an even better version of who you already are. It’s a hell of a lot more motivating, and definitely more achievable. Start from a positive place that says you’re already awesome and set out ways to simply be, even more awesome. And try your very best not to focus on how far you still have to go, but instead, on how far you’ve already come.
I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.
Peace, love and being enough,