You Are Enough
One thing I always get since I have started working with people and speaking with people is people not knowing their worth. So many people are afraid of and actually believe that they are not enough and it can really affect what you accept in your life. If you do not feel like you are enough then you probably do not believe that you deserve much so you settle and accept what you should not accept in your life. Recently I had someone ask me, “Trent, what do I do when I feel like I am not enough?” Now you probably know this if you have listened to me for any amount of time but whenever people tell me that they feel like they are not enough the first thing I ask them is, “What is enough? What is your definition of enough?” Because the funny thing about when I ask that question is that nine times out of ten the people asking those questions do not even have an answer. They do not even know what enough is, but they still feel like somehow they aren’t living up to it.
The problem is, if you do not know what your definition of enough is then you are living your life accepting someone else’s definition of enough. You see, a lot of us live our lives according to external things. We define our worth based off of everything external instead of looking inside ourselves. We start to believe that being enough means having a certain amount of followers on instagram or friends on facebook. We start to believe that being enough means having a certain amount of money in our bank accounts. We start to believe that being enough means having a certain position at our job, or having a certain title or degree or whatever. We allow everything else in our world to determine our worth, but here is the thing about that: Your worth is not negotiable. It is not up for debate. You were created enough from the very moment you were born. Being enough is not something that you have to work for or earn. Just the fact that you are you and that you have made it this far means that you are enough. You do not need to have a certain car or a certain pair of shoes to be enough. You do not need to have crazy plans every weekend to be considered enough. You are simply enough because you always were enough. If you want to know your worth then maybe you should start looking inward and get to know how you feel about you. Don’t be so focused on what everyone else thinks about you.
Take time to think about who you want to be based on what is best for you, not what you think will make you liked. And stop doing things based on what you think will make you enough. You are enough, and you have always been enough. That is not going to change.
It all starts with you.