Focus on your enoughness

A little while ago, I started to feel trapped by a different kind of comparison

It wasn’t the comparison I used to feel, the feeling of not being enough.

It was a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses-kind-of-comparison, the kind that left me feeling like I wasn’t doing enough.

And I don’t mean that I wasn’t doing enough in my day, or with my time; it was the feeling that I wasn’t doing enough in my life, that I wasn’t working on the right things, or even good enough at the things I was doing.

It was the feeling that I was always just a step behind everyone else, or even a step behind the ideal, potential version of myself.

It was draining and depleting and left me in a swirling-head-rush of overthinking, at every chance my inner critic got to speak up.

It lasted for weeks, and it felt like a parasite, draining me of my enthusiasm, my optimism, and my belief that everything would be okay.

I experienced a few mornings of waking up with pure fear coursing through my veins – terror at this ‘not enoughness’.

And yes, this was after I’d written You Are Enough

This was after I knew I was enough. This was after I knew how to get myself out of the comparison trap, how to elevate my thoughts, align my energy, and believe on every level that I was enough.

This was simply a little ‘slip’ – and what started off as a tiny little niggle that I didn’t soften through enough self-compassion started to build, from a molehill into a mountain, from a niggle to a fear, from a little thought to a daily worry… thoughts that I know I’d have soothed in an instant, had they come from my clients.

Thoughts like But I don’t have enough resources/knowledge/know-how so I’ll never be good enough at this. But I don’t have enough [insert something else here] so I’ll never be good at this. But I don’t have… but I don’t have… But don’t have… 

I was so focused on what I didn’t have, that I’d done two things: fallen into victimhood (which is not my ‘hood at all!) and forgotten to focus on what I did have.

I had to rein it all in. I had to focus on the enoughness; the enoughness of myself, of my business, of my decisions, dreams and choices; the enoughness of my products, offerings, marketing, business vision and brand, and of course, the enoughness of my place in this world.

I had to focus on the enoughness of it all, and so I did.

I focused on my enoughness through my energy, my intentions, and my thoughts. I shifted my energy to focus my heart forwards, my eyes bright and my mind clear, my highest self confirming all of this in those moments I sat in stillness. I zoned in on what mattered, and allowed myself to let go of the thoughts of ‘lack’ by remembering I am enough.

And so are you.

Focus on your enoughness.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, or whether it’s in business or life, whether it’s walking your dog, baking cookies, working on a new project, seeing your first (or 50th!) client, tidying your home, applying for a new job, texting your friend, planning a holiday, washing the dishes or building your empire; when you focus on your enoughness, you put your best self forwards, and that’s what we all need right now.

Because you are enough; and the world needs you to believe it.

 

Love,

 

· CASSIE MENDOZA-JONES ·

I’m Cassie Mendoza-Jones

My work is for you if you’re ready to change your beliefs about what’s possible for you.

It’s time to clear away your blocks, align your energy, and call your power back to you.

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