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Have you ever had feelings that you are not enough? That you are not worthy? That you can't do whatever it is you want to do because x, y, z?
How about feeling like your life's on hold until you lose the right amount of weight, or have the right amount of money, or have your health in the right place?
I can guarantee that at least one person reading this blog post today has had one (or more) of these thoughts.
This fundamental belief that we are not enough can stem from so many places in our life experience. It's one that is often rooted very deeply in our core and one that takes time and focused work to shift into the belief that “I AM ENOUGH.”
For some, this belief of not being enough comes from external influences in childhood and young adulthood. Perhaps you were abandoned or suffered some sort of abuse. Perhaps you were part of a really big family and felt like you didn't exist because there were so many people under one roof.
Perhaps your parents or caregivers set high expectations for you that you continually felt like you could not meet. Perhaps you had teachers who criticized your work and made you feel unworthy. Perhaps there were bullies in your school who constantly picked on you and made you feel like you simply were not, and could not, be good enough.
For others, this core belief was self-imposed. Perhaps we held ourselves to ridiculously high standards, so high that most of the time we could never live up to them. Perhaps there was such a fear of failure that it created the belief that no matter what we did, we would likely fail, so why even bother trying? Perhaps our perfectionism around all things was so strong that when something didn't turn out exactly how our mind envisioned it, it was a catastrophic failure of the worst kind.
Those are all very real experiences and just a few of the ones I commonly see in my work as a coach. There are so many other experiences that can influence our internal belief system — far too many to list in one single blog post.
I am here to tell you that you ARE enough.
This belief that so many of us have that we are not worthy, that we are not enough, that our life can't start until certain things happen is one of the most detrimental beliefs we could ever have.
This belief keeps us small. It keeps us from chasing our dreams. It keeps us from creating a life that we love and in which we feel loved.
It keeps us from engaging in deep and powerful relationships. It keeps us locked up tight in our own mind while our heart and soul start to go dark and gather spider webs.
Recently I wrote a poem over on my health coaching practice website about this core belief and I would love for you to read it here. I hope that it resonates with you, and even inspires you. If it does, would you consider sharing it with others who may need a little uplifting love today?
To your health, with love,
P.S. If you've been feeling stuck in life, stuck in deep-rooted and unhealthy beliefs about self, there is no shame in asking for help. I will be opening up my coaching practice this summer (2017) and would love to assist you on your journey. If you would be interested in knowing when I have spots available, please sign up for my coaching newsletter here. You'll also receive weekly inspiration and tips for living the vibrant life you've always dreamed about. Please note that this is a separate newsletter from the main Delicious Obsessions weekly newsletter.