“You are already more than enough”
I came across this quote in my all-time favourite magazine – Real Simple. The author (which I cannot remember the name of right now) of the quote was writing about her experience with breast cancer.
At the end of the article she discusses how her cancer experience (chemo, radiation, losing her hair and her breast) has changed her outlook on life. Prior to her diagnosis she never felt complete: she wasn’t married, had no children, had not written a masterpiece, etc. (we all have these lists). However, following the culmination of her various therapies she talks about taking comfort in the things she has and what she already is – a good daughter, fiancé, aunt, sister, and friend. In her mind she is “already more than enough”.
I like this quote. It doesn’t negate the importance of growth and challenge, but it zeros in on the importance of being appreciative and comfortable with who you are and what you have accomplished.
So if you find that you’re beating yourself up for not getting a better grade, performance review, raise, or losing a nomination or award of some sort, stop. Remember (always remember) that you are already more than enough.