Enough of Enough

I struggle with being good enough.
With being what I think I should be.
With being what I want to be.

I struggle with thinking I’m not good enough.
I struggle with thinking I just can’t do it.
I struggle with worrying about being a failure,
About not hacking it,
About not being tough enough
Or good enough.


Why can’t “good enough” be enough for me?

I’ve had enough of enough.

(All the “enoughs” cloud my view anyway.)

I struggle, and I can’t help it.
But I’m done with “enoughs”.

Aren’t you?


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Written as part ofย Heather-of-the EO‘sย Just Write.

10 Responses to Enough of Enough
  1. lisa @thebeadgirl
    October 25, 2011 | 10:10 am

    oh my word. we ARE on the same wave length. and you are ENOUGH!


  2. CJ
    October 25, 2011 | 11:22 am

    I got rid of the “enoughs” when I cut ties with my mother. Best thing I ever did!

  3. Cheryl
    October 25, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Took years of people telling me that I was enough before it finally sparked inside. Each of us is enough. Sometimes it just takes longer for some of us to understand that in our guts, in our hearts.

  4. Jil
    October 25, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    I can’t tell you how many women I’ve met that feel the same way. I feel that way too! It seems like this is Satan’s greatest tool against woman-kind! He tries to make us feel discouraged because we aren’t enough. But we are and we shouldn’t give him this power over us. WE ARE DAUGHTERS OF GOD AND HE LOVES US AND THAT SHOULD TELL US THAT WE ARE ENOUGH!! We talked about this exact subject this past Sunday and I can’t tell you how many women felt this way. I was totally shocked. Some of the women were one’s that I would never have dreamed felt this way. I thought they had life so under control. It’s a hard concept to take and put from your head into your heart, but we all need to embrace that we are enough!! We need to love each other unconditionally and be kind so that those that don’t feel like they are enough at that time will come to understand that they are! Beautiful post and know that you truly are enough!!

  5. Justine
    October 25, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    Yes, I hear you. With two daughters who will be watching my every step, I HAVE to be enough. For their sake.

  6. Kristi
    October 25, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Such an authentic post!! I love how you expressed that feeling of not being enough. I can so relate to that! Wonder if it is just a woman thing? ๐Ÿ™ When I read some of your blog and saw you had a big family…I would say you’re more than enough…especially to those who love you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Glad I stopped by…thanks for visting me today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Krista
    October 25, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    Oh, that voice that makes us doubt ourselves or makes us feel like to be enough, we need to be just a little bit more. That voice sucks. A lot.

  8. Tricia
    October 25, 2011 | 9:09 pm

    Absolutely! I totally relate. And I am sure that you are more than enough.

  9. Galit Breen
    October 25, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    Done, yes- definitely. But I waver, you know?

    I love the power in your voice here! It’s roar-worthy, for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Krishann
    October 26, 2011 | 2:55 am

    Oh such a powerful post. I so could relate and have been trying to practice telling myself that I am enough although I tend to wish I was a little tougher too. If my skin was just a tad thicker then things may not hurt as much or so easily but what can I say I am a work in progress.

    Your “Who am I?” (upper right hand corner) speaks volumes. You are so much to so many and all the while you are you AND you are also enough.