Marisa is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, leading celebrity therapist & pioneering hypnotherapist trainer. AND she was voted "Best Speaker" at A-Fest for this concept I'm about to share with you.
In her talk, "The Biggest Disease Affecting Humanity", she explains how one underlying belief is holding way too many of us back.
According to Marisa, it's the biggest disease affecting humanity today (not a small claim). This disease in particular is the underlying cause of hoarding, narcissism, depression, addiction, anorexia and almost every other disorder out there. It's the difference between success and failure, happiness and misery. It's eating us alive from the inside out.
It's the belief that we are not enough.
The truth is, whether you feel it or not, you are enough.
Marisa and I are here to remind you of that. And today we will help you to help yourself with some easy and impactful cures.
But first, let's get some things straight right off the bat.
You are enough. You are more than enough. You are already enough. You have always been enough. You will always be enough. You were created enough. You are so ridiculously enough it's not even funny. You are enough to be, do, or have anything that you want.
You are enough. Period.
You are enough. Period.
If you (or someone you love) suffer(s) from I-am-not-enough syndrome in some form or another there are simple and effective cures.
But first, think about this. Ever notice how little kids never feel unworthy? If anything they feel entitled most of the time! This is because they don't stop to question weather they are worthy enough for an ice cream cone or to watch frozen for the hundredth time. They just know.
Everyone comes into the world with this inner knowing. It's not until society, parenting, schooling, relationships, experiences, and life put beliefs into our head (or cause us to form them on our own) that we are less than enough.
It's time to come back to your truth.
So what's the cure if you feel that you are not enough?
Simple. Affirm it until it becomes your new reality. (Really, all you have to do is write, "I am enough," everywhere so you can be reminded throughout the day, every day.)
Here are a couple different ways to incorporate this practice into your daily life.
The Bathroom Mirror
Use lipstick (as Marisa suggests) or a nonpermanent marker to write "I am enough," on your bathroom mirror. (Heck, write it on all the mirrors!)
This is the most effective method because it will be one of the first things you see every morning and every night. Plus you can (and should) recite it out-loud while making eye contact with yourself. Reciting affirmations in the mirror is so powerful. (Sounds lame, but it works.)
Make phone alerts that say, "I am enough," to remind you throughout your day. The more, the better.
Use sticky notes to put, "I am enough," all over your life. Place sticky notes in your car, at your desk, in the fridge. Wherever!
If you're embarrassed or shy to get caught reciting affirmations, say them in the privacy of your shower. Say, "I am enough", over and over and over until you feel it. It's also fun to write it on the shower door with your finger.
Write, "I am enough," on your hand, just like you did when you were cheating in middle school. Better yet, get a tattoo. Why not?
This is a fun one if you have kids. Spell, "I am enough," out on your fridge in magnets. If you don't have magnets, revert back to the sticky note plan.
Like many affirmations, it may feel like you are lying at first. (If you struggle with this, read How to Use Affirmations Without Feeling Like a Liar.) This is ok and totally normal.
Your ego will try to get in your way. It will say things like... "Who am I to declare myself enough?", "What makes me so worthy of being enough?", "I've never been enough for anybody before why would I be enough now just because some blogger says so?", and "I don't deserve to be enough as I am." #watchoutforthatego
But eventually, after enough practice, the message will resonate as truth. Because it is. Deep down inside, your truest self already knows that you are enough. It always has and it always will. Because of this it's bound to resonate with you eventually.
You just have to go deep enough to tap into that place of truth and boom! You will remember that you are enough. Better yet, you will know it for sure and feel it with every fiber of your being.
Plus, once you change this belief within yourself, your outside circumstances will change with it.
People will start treating you with the respect that you deserve. You might loose extra weight you've been holding onto, or quit smoking. You'll finally allow yourself to be happy and successful. Basically, you'll stop sabotaging your life for no good reason and start living up to your potential. #winning
Sounds pretty nice doesn't it?
So today I challenge you with a three part call to action. First, pick (at least) one of the cures above and start using it every day until you believe that you are enough. Second, watch Marisa Peer's talk below (she explains everything much better than me and tells inspiring success stories that you'll love). And lastly, share this concept with a friend or loved one. Maybe you don't need it, but there are plenty of people who do!
With all that being said, I leave you with one final statement.
You are enough.