Have you ever been told that you’re not good enough?
Has someone close to you ever told you:
- Your career choice wasn’t good enough
- You aren’t going to make any money doing that
- That path is for someone without a clear plan
- The world doesn’t need another one of those
If you answered YES to any of these, please share which one or if it was another discouraging unwanted comment.
When I was in high school, the only thing that I was interested in was dancing. I tried basketball and played for a few years and grew bored because my heart wasn’t in it. I ran track and never gave it my all because it just didn’t wow me.
I wanted to dance!
So when I went to college, I joined the dance program and practiced as if my life depended on it. I would wake up at 6 AM and fly like the wind to get to the dance hall before anyone showed up. I wanted the studio to myself. I can remember it like it was yesterday.
For the first time in my life, my heart was happy, and I felt like I was home.
In my first week of classes, my instructor pulled me to the side and said, “you haven’t had formal training before, have you”. I didn’t know where this conversation was going, but I was already embarrassed. I told her, “NO, but I’m willing to work hard so I can catch up with the other students.”
She said, “good, now go and stretch with the others.
I wasn’t sure how to feel about her question, and I didn’t have anyone close to me to ask because I didn’t want anyone to know that I was seriously pursuing dance. I feared being told again that dance wasn’t a real career. And that I would never make any money from dancing.
I kept it my secret because I was ashamed!
That is is until six months after my encounter with my instructor. She told me that I had a natural skill that could not be taught. She admitted that I was raw, but I was good.
Later in my life, I wanted to combine dance and personal training. But once again, I was ashamed to tell anyone. Because I felt, that path wasn’t good enough.
And maybe, just maybe, I should focus on the area I received my bachelors in, which was Marketing and Advertising. But I was not too fond of the thought of pursuing that path. It didn’t excite me the way dancing and helping people transform their life did.
I’m grateful that I stopped listening to outside noise because, honestly, there is enough of that going on in my head.
It took me a long time to say, (Please say it with me)
I’m good enough
my career path is good enough
my choices that I make are good enough
I’m good enough
Enough listening to the naysayers and to the folks that don’t understand my vision. I’m standing on my truth and living my life the way I see fit, and that’s enough.
If you are feeling like you aren’t enough then let me be the first to tell you;
YOU ARE ENOUGH and anything you choose to do is worth pursuing!
If God put that vision in your mind then consider it already done. Erase all the negativity around you and step into your truth. It’s time for you to shake up the world and live.
WE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH!
You could have chosen any blog to read but choose mine, and I’m honored!