In Others’ Words: Good Enough
Are you only satisfied with yourself when you’ve reached the goal you set for yourself? Maybe you finally lost those (fill in the blank) pounds. Or you gave that presentation at work. Or you finished making that craft project you’ve been working on for years.
You pat yourself on the back because, hallelujah!, you’re done!
Think about this with me for a minute: If we’re only satisfied with ourselves when we’ve reached a goal — there’s an awful lot of time when we’re dissatisfied with ourselves.
And that’s just wrong thinking.
We defeat ourselves before we’ve even begun.
We set a goal for ourselves — wanting to accomplish something positive — but we’re already frustrating our efforts because we’re discounting one of the key elements to success: us.
I love the call to action in today’s quote:
- the challenge to appreciate myself for even wanting to change before I’ve done any changing
- the challenge to allow myself to be good enough
Needing to change isn’t a reason to feel bad about myself. No. I can be proud that I’m ready to move forward, to change. I can concentrate on the good about me — not turn a goal, a decision to change, or a challenge I’m facing, into a reason to bash myself.
In Your Words: How do you motivate yourself to change? In what ways do you embrace being good enough?
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