The Monday Mindset: The "Never Enough" Problem

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough
— Lao Tzu

We spend inordinate amounts of time calculating how much we have, want, and don’t have, and how much everyone else has, needs and wants…when is enough going to truly be enough? 

The “never enough problem” goes something like this:

I’m…never good enough, never strong enough, never thin enough, never successful enough, never smart enough…you get the idea, and I’d say all of us at some point as had this “fill in the blank” moment.

What makes this constant assessing and comparing so self deflating is that we are often comparing our lives, our bodies, marriages, our families, our communities to unattainable, media driven versions of perfection, or we’re holding up our reality against our own fictional account of how great someone else has it. Nostalgia is a dangerous form of comparison —Remember when…? Those were the days… 

I’ve spoken a lot over the past few weeks about clearing the clutter in our heads, how it’s you vs you mostly, taking and committing to action, and getting in the arena early in the week — all of these topics are building blocks for our mindsets that you have to engage from a place of worthiness. You are good enough to step into the arena and swing away at whatever your goals may be. It takes awareness, commitment, and work…every single day — but we are worthy of any and all arenas. It starts with your own mindset that enough is enough, and “never” is not an option.