You know that saying,

You are enough.

Which then goes on to elaborate,

Never let anyone tell you, you aren’t enough.

The thing is.
No one is really going to say that to you.
Unless they really are an obvious dick.

So, I’d like to tell you, how people say it.
And I’d also like to let you know, half the time, they don’t even know when they are doing it.

It sounds a bit like this…

Mother to Daughter or Father to Son:
When I was your age, I did <insert AMAZING-IMPOSSIBLE achievement here>. I think it’s really important that you <insert AMAZING-IMPOSSIBLE achievement here> as well.

/// Don’t judge yourself by their standards. They “only want the best for you”, but that is also within the framework of what they know to be best. Also, they might be feeling insecure about their own talents lately. It does happen.

Friend to Friend:
Are you really sure you want to try for
<insert your hot man, hot career dreams, hot investment ideas her>?
What if it doesn’t work out?

/// Everyone has a tiny little dark place inside them. They don’t mean for it to come out. But sometimes, it subconsciously might. Perhaps your dreams threaten them or your achievements might make them feel insecure about themselves.

Older people to younger people:
Oh, I’m not so sure that would work out because <insert persuasive reason no.1 here>, <insert persuasive reason no.2 here> and<insert persuasive reason no.3 here>.

/// Often, we feel we know it all. Especially as we get older. Afterall, we’ve experienced “the truth“. Which is our version of it. It doesn’t mean it’ll happen the same way all over again. But we just seem to believe it will. Don’t ask why. Sorry all you young’uns.

My point is.
Everyone has a little darkness inside them from time to time.
They don’t even know it’s there half the time.

But don’t let that little darkness hold you back.

TRUST YOUR VERSION.
And never stop abundantly believing in yourself.
ESPECIALLY when you fail so bad you wonder how in the hell you’re ever going to get up.
ESPECIALLY THEN.
IS WHEN YOU TELL YOURSELF.
YOU ARE ENOUGH. GRAND. AMAZING. TALENTED AND TRUE.

 

xx
K