We are what we’re told. Of course, if we hold on to those thoughts for long enough, we’ll eventually begin to believe we are all of what we’re told. And depending on our upbringing, we either come to believe we’re good enough, or we believe we’re not.
When it came to my physical and emotional issues, there were times when I would fall prey to my own negative thinking and knew I needed to think positive thoughts. Around confident people I struggled to believe I was good enough.
Now I feel differently of course. If I fall short of my own expectations, I use those experiences as a learning curve to build my confidence. I have come to understand, my life and my abilities, anything that has the potential to stop me from believing in myself.
For that reason, I believe it’s important for us to hold on to nothing, so that issues don’t hold on to us and belittle how we feel about ourselves. Instead, we must continually work on ourselves so that we emotionally evolve and come to believe we are good enough, regardless of our starting point.
There will always be stressful times where we begin to doubt our worthiness, but having come full circle on that, I believe we are.