My desire is to be transparent with this blog & this is one of the more raw posts I’ve published. I struggle with voices of fear & doubt and they’re trying to sabotage my dreams. The loudest of these voices pretty much repeats the same 3 words:
‘You’re Not enough.”
The quitter in me has a way of convincing me that others are doing great things but I am destined for mediocrity; that the many imperfections I have are what is holding me back from being a published author, a speaker or a 5 Star Ambassador with Visalus. Simply put, my voices try to convince me that successful people are that way because of a natural gift, a particular skill set I can’t develop or just plain luck. I’ve a feeling I may not be alone in this.
Oddly enough, I find great comfort in Jon Acuff’s lisp. Jon is actually my favorite author and someone I admire very much. It’s a strange thing to fall in like with a lisp, I know, but it’s also the truth. He’s not perfect & I love that about him. I’ve followed his ascension to stardom for years but never actually heard him speak until meeting him at a book signing a few months ago for his new book, START.
My biggest fear now is for Jon to actually read this & suddenly realize he may have a lisp. Sorta like the time I intercepted a note from one of my students and found out I had a bald spot I started shaving my head the next day. I find great delight in the nuances of others that make them unique and move them South of Vanilla. (Now I just ticked off the vanilla lovers!)
The point is, while some may discover the imperfections of people and see less, I see them as a reminder that success is reserved for those who keep hustling. I am compelled to silence that voice within me that whispers, “You’re not enough”, and simply respond,
“Oh no, I’m MORE than enough.”
I’m curious, what do your voices tell you? Comment below and check out Jon Acuff’s project NoMoreVoices.com to contribute to the conversation already going on there.
NOTE: If you just thought to yourself, “I don’t hear voices in my head! He’s crazy!” Then welcome to the voice in your head.