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Why can't I believe that I'm good enough?

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Last Updated: 02/06/2017 at 1:08am
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neverletlifetakeyourspark
April 19th, 2015 6:15am
Open your eyes and realize that you are good enough. Everyone goes through times in their life that might not be the greatest, or even the most productive. That's okay. You will move on, and you can do it. Do you know whats holding you back? You. You might think that you can't do it, but you can. You've told yourself so many times that you can't do, and now you're starting to believe it. Yes, sometimes mental disorders can be struggle and hold you back a little bit, but your attitude is what counts the most. You're not happy? Why? Being happy is more fun than being sad. Just be happy. Tell yourself that you want to be happy, and you are going to. You are amazing and can achieve anything you want. No one can tell you what to do. You are you, not them. They don't think you're good enough? Okay. You have different standards then them. They don't know everything that's going on in your life. They don't understand so they judge you. Just be you and do what ever makes you happy. I'm sorry you have to feel this way (I know it sucks), but it really does just depend on your attitude and how you face the challenges of life. Think, 10 years from now, will it really matter if someone at school didn't the outfit you wore one day? If you like the shoes, then wear them. Be you; Be the best you you can be. Still think that you're not good enough? You're wrong. You might not be what someone else wants you to be, but that's okay. Don't waste your time trying to be someone you are not. Surround yourself with positive people. I know that isn't always possible, but just do the best you can. As long as you are trying, you are doing good. Never give up. Keep on going no matter how it gets, because there will be a rainbow after the storm. Basically, just be yourself and ignore the haters. Remember someone loves you. Stay strong
Anonymous
June 17th, 2015 8:48pm
We are our own worst critics. Where most will see us as inspiring or good, we have a tendency towards seeing ourselves in negative ways. The easiest way to overcome this is by focusing on what you are good at and reminding yourself that you are good at it. From there you can build further into a level of self acceptance.
SandyM
January 30th, 2015 10:17pm
You can believe something negative about yourself when the messages has been repeated numerous times even though it is completely false
Clobeans
August 4th, 2015 8:36pm
Are you always comparing yourself to others?.... well stop - only you are perfect at being YOU, nobody else can be you. Don't try and be anything other than you and then you will be the best!
WarmHeart22
April 17th, 2015 11:04pm
It's just our strive to be better than ourselves and sometimes even perfect ourselves. But trust me, nobody's good enough. In fact, wonderful is a stronger and more superlative word than good. You are actually wonderful in your own way. How do I know that? Because everyone is. :)
warmSoul94
April 25th, 2015 6:11am
That's something that is not easily answered. You must find that within yourself. Some questions to ask yourself. Why don't you feel good enough? How can you make yourself feel better about yourself? Only you can answer these questions
RainBowHolic
June 14th, 2015 6:01pm
Why I can't believe that I'm good enough? Becose most of the time you are judged by mostly everyone and everything. For example, in school if you do bad or good you get grades, thay show you're level in nolege. And judging if you're good enough starts from the ealy days of you're life. So in time, you will understand that you're good enough, and no one else is better or bader. Its all in you.
goldenPumpkin55
June 23rd, 2015 12:48pm
Because you're preventing your self from seeing that. Love your self. Identify one good thing about you, don't make it superficial, let it be characteristic, embrace it and just go on from there. good luck and you're perfect just the way you are to me :)
blindEyes56
September 15th, 2015 6:41pm
Believe me: that's a thought everybody has at some point in life! You're not alone. Maybe you could try looking in a different direction. Everyone has hidden talents to discover!
HelpWisely
November 10th, 2015 5:41am
This is because you may have the tendency to compare yourself with others and think that they are better than you. You may also have the tendency to put yourself down and keep blaming yourself for some mistakes you may have made in the past. Some wrong decisions or choices that you are not able to acknowledge, accept and let go of.
Anonymous
December 28th, 2015 8:03am
Because humans compare themselves to others a lot, they look at pictures of people and can't believe that they are good enough but I want to say, be thankful because later you will know that the person you were comparing yourself to is abused, depressed, and have a lot of problems but they don't want to show that to the people so be thankful and believe that you are good enough
LucasB
December 28th, 2015 5:15pm
Because I am so worried about the ones I love and the things that matter most, that I am afraid to ruin everything and let people down.
DarkAlly
May 31st, 2016 1:06pm
You may think you are not good enough because of past experiences, and simply just the way you think. This thought usually occurs with people who have Anxiety.
avocadoallyson
February 6th, 2017 1:08am
We are most critical of ourselves and spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to other people. This is why it's hard for us to understand that we are valuable and important. Try reminding yourself daily that you matter and that you are good enough.