Today, a sisterhood is lighting it up with how we’re ‘enough’ – right here, right now. We’re drop-kicking defeating self-talk to outerspace and letting it orbit some black hole where it’s meant to be. This party is a 100% self-love call. Ow Ow OWWWWWWW. Yes, we howl here – I was inspired by my awesome Grandma.
There is a dichotomy with feeling ‘enough.’ Simultaneously, we are proud of where and who we are, yet we recognize our incredible potential. It is not complacency, but confidence – we know we have all we need to turn any capability into an ability.
I am pretty sure most people are masters of negative self-talk, as in, we’d all be institutionalized if our discouraging thoughts were spoken to others. ‘How could you talk to someone like that, crazy lady?!’
I tend to have a repetitive handful of doubts running through my head. ‘You’re not savvy enough, lean enough, pretty enough, fast enough, organized enough, patient enough, motherly enough, and comedic enough.’
I was listening to a Jim Rohn seminar on YouTube over the weekend, and he was discussing our ability to change, and that we can choose to change anything we want, STARTING RIGHT NOW. He asked what some of those things were for us individually. (Watch or listen to the seminar HERE. This segment starts at 33 minutes in, and is 5 minutes long. I highly recommend it – my blip doesn’t do it justice.)
I didn’t know what I wanted to change at the time. I thought, ‘Oh, I could stop pressing the snooze button.’ Good one, but not quite the #dreambig idea I was clamoring for. (I did do that too, by the way)
But today, I discovered that profound thing I want to change.
I am stopping it NOW and FOREVER. I am freeing myself of its slithering, deceitful, soul-sucking emptiness. Why can’t I stop doing it? Uh, I can, and I will. Holy cow, if you could see me grin as I type this. It’s a freedom I never thought of – a set of chains unlocked. I am unfettered. Ca-cawwwww.
‘Take that and rewind it back, Ludacris got the beat to make ya booty go, WHAT?! Take that and rewind it back, Lil’ John got the beat to make ya booty go!’ WOOT! I LOVE this party.
A SPECIAL SPOTLIGHT for the fiercest, mentally-negative beast
‘I’m not pretty enough.’
Rocket-launching that garbage after I smoosh and spit on it. I am so done with that mental ticker-tape. What a useless thought. Beauty is so much more than fitting an ideal mold. Ha! It’s almost laughable how little that stuff actually means in terms of real beauty. I am beautiful because my heart is good and happy, because I love others and I love myself.
Ladies, I think we need t-shirts!
Expecting perfection of ourselves can be debilitating. It’s an unrealistic expectation that almost guarantees letdowns. Focus on striving for progress, not perfection.
Today, we scoff at the belittlers, even the ones in our own heads.
We own our destiny. We design our own lives, our days, hours, minutes, and even seconds. Our life is a culmination of choices. Choose to feel you are enough, every day. You are capable of every thing you want to be. You have all you need. Celebrate that.
If you’re not sharing your own ‘I Am Enough’ post, I encourage you to do one for yourself, personally, in a journal or private blog. (I have one of those too. It’s a joyful mess of thought-dumps)
Goodbye negative self talk. I will never miss you. Hey, anyone know of some great break-up songs? I want to sing/yell them all day.
Much love, #fitfam. You are amazing, and really, more than enough. Go get ’em!
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