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  • Writer's pictureJames Evangelista

The “I’m not good enough” disease

Life is full of opportunities. Every day we have the chance to become better at what we do and the opportunity to change our lives. However, when the “door” of opportunity is right in front of us, we close it, shy away from it and say “I’m not good enough.” We always want to become someone who is good or excellent at our jobs or the things we do to make a living.

Those words are caused by fear. The fear of getting out of our comfort zone. The fear of being labeled as a failure. The fear of success.

Why do I call this a disease? Saying “I’m not good enough” is a dream killer. We often say that because of our lack of self-awareness. When you ask people what they are good at, 8 out of 10 of those people you asked will say “I don’t know.” This happens because of the lack of purpose, self-awareness and vision of themselves.

Life changes immediately when you know who you are, what you’ll do and who you’re turning into.

So many people have wasted their lives thinking about this. They are just existing not living. So many dreams are just wasted. Those dreams didn’t manifest in their reality. Those dreams are only achieved when they sleep or when they close their eyes because of self-hate and saying “I’m not good enough.”

So how do we cure this dream-killing disease?

We need to change our mindset and perspective. What we should say is “I’m not good enough, but I’ll do my best.” “I’m not good enough, but I’ll try to become better.” Saying these words immediately changes our mindset from a fixed to a growth mindset. Always remember that there is a difference between word of mouth and actions.

In terms of changing our perspective, we should always remember that no one started being great at something. We all start from the bottom. All we need is hard work, commitment, growth mindset, and grit.

“All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream.”

Patti LaBelle

#Life #Productivity #Millennials #Stoicism


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