How the stories we tell ourselves cause us to stand in our own way.
I admit it.
I let myself fall into the trap of “not enough syndrome”. It’s the trap that you allow yourself to be a victim of your circumstances with the belief that you have no control over how you feel or think, particularly about yourself. It’s the syndrome that allows you to live in the space of competition, jealousy, and resentment. It’s the syndrome that you allow yourself to adopt the #mindset that you are incomplete and imperfect. That you’re broken and less than anyone else. That you have nothing to give or offer the world that’s of any value. It’s the syndrome of you living in the hamster wheel of feeling sorry for yourself and allowing your excuses to come between you and your desires.
I grew tired of “not enough syndrome”. Of feeling like I am incapable of taking control over my own #happiness and of being a “victim”. What I didn’t realize was that happiness is a choice just as are victimhood, guilt, shame, resentment, fear, joy, and gratitude. I made an agreement with myself that I am not my excuses and that nothing can come in between me and my dreams. I get to choose who I want to be, how I show up in the world, and what I want to do with my life.
The easiest way to achieve joy and happiness? Doing something of service for someone else. Doing something kind for yourself or someone else. Setting down your ego and opening up your heart. We have to get our of our own way if we’re ever going to truly be happy.
Emotions are #energy in motion. They’re a vibration in the body that can be changed in an instant, if you let them. With the help of good feeling thoughts, you can quickly #change your energy from sad and pitiful to happy and joyful. BUT you have to set down your ego and surrender. It’s the only way, but it’s worth the uncomfortable journey.
Anything uncomfortable and unfamiliar is worth pursuing. Growth comes with change and we can only grow and help ourselves when we make a clear, intentional agreement with ourselves that we are going to change – whatever that means for our individual selves.
You are strong, you are powerful, you are worthy, you are enough and only you can decide that this is true.
Keep shining your big beautiful light, my friends.