Do you ever find yourself feeling like what you do is never good enough? Which in turn makes you feel like you aren’t good enough and your whole life isn’t good enough?
We may at times become so overwhelmed with the many goals and expectations that we place upon ourselves, that when we don’t achieve these, we begin to feel a sense of unworthiness or even failure.
It can be so easy to fall into the trap of feeling not good enough, but I wanted to give you some tips and advice on what you can do to overcome this feeling.
I know we all go through this, so I hope you find some inspiration from this post! <3
MAKE A LIST OF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE
You have accomplished so many things in your life, and some people tend to sometimes take it for granted, and instead, they focus on all that they have done wrong.
So I encourage you to take some time out of your day and write down all the small and big accomplishments you have achieved throughout your life.
Maybe you went through a rough time in your past, and you probably felt like it was the end of the world but look at you now! You have overcome it, and you learned from it and because of that experience you are much stronger now.
Don’t forget about the journey that you had to take to get to where you are right now, all the hard work and effort that you had to put in to accomplish your goals or overcome difficult times.
Taking the time to remember all that you have overcome and all that you have achieved will change your mindset into thinking of all you have done right, and your self-worth will continue to grow.
Something else that can help is to repeat a positive affirmation.
A quote that I love that you can repeat to yourself is:
“I love and appreciate myself just as I am with all my flaws and imperfections. I am good enough today and every day.”
You can read more about positive affirmations here.
KNOW THAT YOUR LIFE IS GOOD ENOUGH AS IT IS RIGHT NOW
You are exactly where you need to be in life right now. I know there can be times when you feel like no matter what you do, nothing is ever good enough but just know that every step you take towards your goal is only getting closer to where you want to be.
Giving up now is like giving up halfway up the mountain because you are only focused on how much more there is to overcome.
Instead, give it your all every day and know that everything you are doing day by day is leading you to something great.
Realize that you and your life is good enough as it is right now.
“Sometimes in life, we are so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.”
This can be difficult to do when you see others accomplishing what you want to achieve before you do. Which leads to the next point….
FOCUS ON YOUR OWN PATH
With social media, it can be easy to start comparing yourself to others and their lives. Thinking they have a better life than you when in reality they are just posting what they want people to see. They are not posting the days they feel sad or unmotivated.
I know you might hear this a lot, but don’t compare yourself or your life to others.
This can be a big reason for not feeling good enough.
You are walking your own path not someone else’s, so focus on your own path.
Don’t worry about what others are doing or what they are accomplishing in life.
When you focus on someone’s else’s path, you start neglecting your own. Instead, concentrate on bettering yourself and your life.
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP WHEN YOU FAIL
We can sometimes be our worst critics and when we fail, we beat ourselves up for it. Instead, see it as a lesson and learn from it. At least now you know what to do for next time. Just because you failed at something doesn’t mean that YOU are a failure.
All successful people have failed so many times, and they never let failure stop them.
Move forward and have confidence that you will do better next time.
“There are no mistakes or failures. Only lessons.” -Denis Waitley
YOU HAVE A CHOICE
You are the only one who has the power to feel that you are good enough. No one else can make you feel otherwise unless you allow them too. You own your self-worth, don’t let others define that for you.
Our minds are so powerful, and whatever we feed it, we become. So feed it with love and compassion.
What I want you to take away from all of this is that YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH and YOUR LIFE IS GOOD ENOUGH as it is right now.
You don’t need anything else to feel happy or good enough. You are whole and beautiful; you have everything that you need in life.
Of course, you will continue to keep working on yourself and your life, but you are not going to wait to feel good enough until you accomplish all that. You will feel worthy and good enough right now while striving to become better.
What helps you overcome not feeling good enough?
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Great tips, I had to make a list of my accomplishments when I first started my business because I’d constantly get stuck in the not feeling good enough cycle and forget all that I was able to accomplish!
That’s great Michaela. I am sure it made you feel much better! 🙂
Thank you for sharing that with us.
Have a beautiful day!
Michelle Rick says
This is something I struggle with a lot, and your tips for dealing with it are very helpful. I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for writing this.
Thank you so much Michelle! I really appreciate it 🙂 I really hope these tips help you out. Let me know how it goes! 🙂
Great tips, and genuine thoughts
Thank you, Jill! 🙂
This is a great post. I often feel like this and it can become overwhelming
Yes it really can feel overwhelming. Thank you and I hope these tips help you out! 🙂
This is really helpful, Janett. I belong to many blogging groups and some people are so far ahead of me on the journey that at times it’s challenging to not feel second rate. I try to remember not to judge my beginning by someone else’s middle.
Thank you so much Kate! That is very true and I think all bloggers can relate to that. But like they say “Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone’s Chapter 20.”
Thank you for your sweet comment, Kate 🙂
Have a lovely day,
Elise Cohen Ho says
I think that trying to see yourself through someone else’s eyes can really help.