Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough? Join the club! I think most people at some point or another doubt whether they’re good enough. I definitely have and I think as entrepreneurs, not thinking we’re good enough can have really detrimental affects. When we don’t feel good enough it can make us question everything we’re doing and make us feel like carrying on is hopeless. It can make us totally undersell ourselves. It can destroy our dreams. Pretty serious stuff!
I recently got thinking about why so many of us don’t feel worthy enough and I think there are two keys things that lead us to feel this way:
- Comparing ourselves to others and thinking everyone else is doing amazingly well and then feeling really awful that we’re not as good.
- Forgetting how valuable we are, because we do what we do, day in, day out and so to us, it’s nothing special, nothing new!
I think it’s only natural that sometimes we let external influences and situations affect our feeling of self worth, I think it’s just human nature. But we do have the power to decide how much time we spend letting external situations make us feel like we’re not good enough. We get to chose how long we let it affect us for and ultimate we get to choose whether we believe we’re worth it or not. And quite frankly, I don’t see the point in think you’re not worth it – it doesn’t achieve anything.
So, the next time you feel like you’re not good enough, think again! You are good enough, you are worth, you just have to believe it.