Maya Angelou says, “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody!”
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you feel like you’re enough? There have been times in my life when I’ve felt worthless and alone. As I child I remembered being told “you’re no good and you come from nothing good” I was always being criticized and ridiculed; called name like a midget, and dwarf. When I looked in the mirror, I saw someone who’s too short, ugly and unlovable. When you are subject to verbal abuse in your life, you start to believe it, and it stays in your mind. It can be emotionally crippling.
I spent many years as a child and an adult trying to prove that “I’m Enough” I was a people pleaser and conflict avoider just so people would like me. I had very low self-esteem, I didn’t like myself. But I eventually came to the realization that “I’m good!” Whatever bad things that happened to me in the past cannot be changed. I must move forward and create a different future.
There are many things you can do to get rid of this negative mindset. A few are listed below:
Replace negative thoughts with good thoughts and affirm it.
Look in the mirror every morning and shout “I’M ENOUGH!”
Say it repeatedly!· Say affirmations! Repeat at least 5 times daily.
Believe in yourself and your worth.
Get rid of negative self-talk.
There as some you must always remember:
1) God doesn’t make mistakes, you’re here for a purpose.
2) You have to fulfill your destiny.
3) You don’t have to conform to what anyone thinks you should be or do.
4) You’re worthy of love, you’re acceptable
5) Always be yourself.
It is not easy to change your mindset, but you can do it, just like I did. Today I don’t ask myself if I’m enough. When I look in the mirror, I see a confident, courageous, and competent (I call it the 3 C’s) woman and I’m so proud of myself. I know this can be the case for anyone who believes it.