I once heard it said that the thought “am I good enough” runs through a person’s mind (on average) every 11 seconds. On average, a person is awake 13-17 hours a day. This means that (on average) a person questions their worth nearly 4,254 – 5,563 time a day.
Did your heart just sink into your gut a little bit? Because mine did when I did the math. I checked my math over and over and over again, hoping I was wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn’t.
How often do you question yourself? The way you look, the way you struggle, the way you laugh, the way you walk, the way you dress? How often do you secretly compare yourself to the person who is secretly comparing themselves to you?
What if we replaced the question “am I good enough” with the statement “I am great” – who wants to be just good enough anyways? Since these stats show us the real life struggle going on in those around us, let’s be people who stop and celebrate one another!
We have the opportunity to speak to other people’s insecurities every day. Who are you encouraging? Who are you cheering on? Don’t be the person who is too distracted by their own insecurities to encourage someone else in their insecurities.
Let’s be the kind of people who look beyond the outside appearance, lift and encourage without needing anything in return and always find opportunities to celebrate and encourage regardless of how they feel. Let’s not let our friends question their worth thousands of times each day.
We are more than good enough.