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“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.



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  1. * Judy says:

    This is a great blog, Morgan! As busy, hectic and demanding as life is these days, it’s easy to get caught up in continually trying to do more and do better. I think it’s very beneficial to remind ourselves to stop once in awhile, step off the “treadmill” of life and just take time to appreciate ourselves and all that we have accomplished.
    Thanks for this reminder!

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 5 months ago
    • Thank you Judy for your comment. I 100% agree – get off that treadmill every once and a while!

      | Reply Posted 6 years, 5 months ago
  2. * Tova says:

    I have a yoga instructor that says you should never work to the point of pain. Better to work to discomfort and that your body will stretch, grow and adjust over time. Her mantra “less is enough”. Sometimes I need to breath and remember that!

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 5 months ago

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