You Are Good Enough

JOANNA BROWN_KAT-47

I know what you’re thinking every time you press publish on your latest blog post, share the last photo you took or upload your latest design… please someone like it, please someone favourite that tweet, please won’t someone share the post or say I did a good job… please someone care.  You want to be popular. You hate that word and the fact that it matters, but for some reason you still really crave it.

I know you do it because I do too. Every single time. We are desperate for validation, even if we don’t want to admit it. It’s why we share things online after all. We want someone else to say we did a good job or that we have a talent because inside we’re all deeply insecure.  We’re worried that some day soon people will find out the truth. That we’re really just winging it, that we actually don’t really know what we’re doing and that we’re making it all up as we go along.

Let me tell you something, you are good enough. Not because someone else tells you so, but because you try. You are good at what you do because you put all your effort in and you’re brave enough to share it with the world. You don’t need someone else to tell you that you did a good – or bad – job. You are enough.

But still you look at other people and ask yourself “How can I compete when there are so many other crazy talented people doing what I want to do?… They’re so much better than I could ever be… I’ll never be as good as them… I can never match up” and in some ways you’re absolutely right – you can never be them, but similarly they can never be you.

You are a true original. You can not be copied, replicated or imitated. So stop comparing yourself and stop wondering what everyone else will think. Stop looking for that external validation. Trust your gut, follow your instinct. Go and do you.

You have something different, special, authentic and honest to offer the world because no-one else has lived your life. You are good at what you do. You are good enough.

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61 comments

  1. Emma

    This is just what I needed to read today :-) Thank you so much Kat for always being such an inspiration!

  2. Thank you Kat! Just what I needed to hear! You are always so inspirational and the Green Room can almost always brighten up my day!

  3. I have a moto…Your only as good as your last job, do your best and make it memorable! With this in mind I can only get better… Your words of wisdom are completely in line with this. Only compete against yourself and you will always strengthen your abilities and progress yourself in life!

  4. You are a legend! I love your inspirational posts, and they always appear at the perfect time.

    thank you for doing what you do x

  5. Thank you, I was having a bit of a confidence wobble yesterday and this has made me feel a lot better. :)

  6. I’m printing this out and hanging it above my computer.

    I can’t help but laugh at myself – as I read this my eyes kept flicking up to my Facebook tab where I just posted a photo (and, incidentally, found this article. Fate? Perhaps..). Even as I’m reading that I am enough, I’m still seeking the validation you’re telling me I don’t need.
    It’s my biggest struggle.

    You are an inspiration.

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