At the root of many of our negative emotions is the feeling that we are not good enough.
It’s a way of thinking that drives us to sadness, jealousy, and anger.
Our ego has an insatiable drive for more. Not just more material stuff, but that we need to be more. That who we are now is not good enough.
We don’t feel good enough because we are not accomplishing everything we want to.
Or we think we are not good enough because we don’t have what other people have.
When we let our inner ego convince us that we are not good enough, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Because your ego, that voice in your head, will never be satisfied. That voice only cares about one thing: more for me.
Overcoming Not Good Enough
Ask yourself, “what is good enough?”
It’s a trick question. Because there is no right answer. Depending on who you ask, and what you are talking about, there will be different definitions.
A good enough run for a professional athlete might be a marathon distance under 3 hours. A good enough run for an average person might be a slow jog around the neighborhood.
In the natural world around us, there is no such thing “good enough.” There just is. You just are. Anything else is your inner voice creating arbitrary labels.
To overcome the negative thinking of not being good enough, you need to recognize that voice in your head. Instead of letting that fearful ego control your thoughts, shift your focus to intentionally living your life in accordance to your personal values.