I’m not good enough.
I'm not smart enough.
I'm not worthy enough.
Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind?
If they have, you’re not alone.
Sadly, many people are held back in life by the negative feeling of unworthiness.
Sometimes, the high expectations they have of themselves, their own families, and society become overwhelming. Not having the ideal career, the perfect relationship, the glamorous look or the envisioned lifestyle at a certain age can make people feel unworthy, defeated, and disconnected.
If this sounds like you and you need help shifting your mindset to a more positive one so you can free yourself from this negative way of thinking, then read these 5 powerful reminders below that will help you realize you ARE good enough!
Reminder 1. No one is perfect.
When you stop judging and comparing yourself to others, you start looking at people with kindness and compassion, and you then start to realize we’re all just human beings working our way through life. So forget about what other people have or don’t have and focus on what you want to get out of life.
Remind yourself that you are worthy - you deserve to have all the happiness and success you want. We all have flaws and imperfections, but it is recognizing the beauty and strength in ourselves that gives us this powerful sense of self-worth.
Reminder 2. You are deserving of love.
When you’re in a state of stress, worry, shame or anger, it’s more difficult to open yourself to the love and compassion of others. But the truth is that you need love the most when you feel you deserve it the least. If you truly acknowledge this and surrender to it, you’ll free yourself from these toxic feelings and you’ll be able to receive the love, happiness and joy you rightfully deserve.
A great way to learn to love yourself is by beginning each day with positive affirmations. Write these in the present tense, and begin each one with “I am.” Truly feel the positive emotions that come with each statement. You will start to open your heart more and in turn, you will be allowing love to enter.
Reminder 3. You are where you need to be.
Wherever you’re headed, remember that there are different paths to get there, and that whatever you’re going through right now… it’s part of your unique journey. Regardless of where you stand in life right now, make sure you’re grateful for this experience, as it’s probably teaching you a very powerful lesson that will help you create a better version of yourself.
One of the ways to love yourself more is to trust yourself. When you trust your decisions and follow your intuition, you will not seek this approval from others. The person who knows what’s best for you… is you! If something excites you and gives you a euphoric feeling, chase that! That is your body’s way of saying that’s the right direction!
Reminder 4. There is no one else like you.
Sometimes, consciously or unconsciously, we look for evidence to prove to ourselves that we are not worthy of love, or of having wealth or of living a better life. We tend to forget how unique and special we are.
Rather than focusing on what’s not working out for you right now, focus on what excites you and take advantage of all your skills, talents and abilities and use them for a positive cause.
Reminder 5. You are better (and stronger) than you think.
Just think about all the amazing things you’ve accomplished so far and all the other things that you could achieve if you didn’t have a choice. The truth is that you’re better and stronger than you think you are, you just have to push yourself a bit more and get out of your comfort zone every day to see your full potential.
“The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.” ~ Bob Proctor, The Secret
You ARE capable of all that you desire. You are limitless, remember that :)
To get you into a ‘Happy State’ in which you’re open to receiving positivity and loving yourself more, I’ve created a powerful visualization tool for you!
Bob Proctor (star of the hit movie The Secret) and I dive deep into the Law of Attraction and we share how to get life-changing results with visualization and positive thinking on this presentation.
And if you have any other reminders that can help others free themselves from the negative feelings of unworthiness, please share them with our community in the box below :)
*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on September 4th, 2017 to include the latest information for our readers.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.