Crazy and insidious, that’s what they are, those lies we tell ourselves. The things that get in the way of living fully and joyously.
1. I’m not good enough. What’s the root of this, I wonder? Because it’s very common, this idea that we aren’t good enough for…you name it. That promotion. A happy relationship. What happens to us between the time we’re innocent children and adulthood that hinders our ability to see our natural self-worth?
If you have these thoughts? Kill them. We are all inherently good enough.
2. I can’t do it. Henry Ford once said something like “whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re always right.” Ain’t it the truth. Attitude is everything and if not everything, almost everything. We know this intellectually but beating it into us is sometimes required.
Figuratively, of course.
I see this on a small scale every day when my trainer presents me with some move I think is out of my league and tells me, “You can do it.” And I can. I just have to believe I can.
3. I don’t deserve it. Why must we deserve anything? We don’t have to earn good fortune–we just need to claim it. That’s what I say: just claim it as our own. As children of God, the Universe, the Divine, we already deserve a happy life. So, claim it.
If you’re telling yourself any of these lies, stop. And if you’ve had an epiphany, a moment when you realized you were already good enough, I hope you’ll share below, so others might be inspired.
Because we’re all in this together.