Motivational Monday: You Are Enough

At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to read more books…as in the dozens of books I already have on my bookshelf that I just haven’t yet read cover to cover (or at all). The book I am currently reading is Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch. This book was on a must read reading list from one of my successful virtual mentors that I follow online.

In a world where there is so much noise on a daily basis, it can be challenging to shut out that noise. It can be challenging to just be still and listen. And if you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like you are not enough. It’s easy to feel like you always need to prove yourself in order to compete. When you see other people doing great things, naturally, it inspires you to want to be great as well. But sometimes, it can also make you second-guess yourself into believing that you are not enough.

So if you haven’t heard it yet, let me be the first to tell you: You are enough! When it comes to starting that business you want to start, you are enough. When it comes to going back to school after being out for over a decade, you are enough. When it comes to getting that promotion at work, you are enough. When it comes to getting that blogger opportunity you’ve been dreaming of, you are enough. When it comes to that relationship that you desire, you are enough. When it comes to motherhood and all that you desire to be, you are enough.

You are enough quote

I’m not even a quarter of the way through with Conversations with God, but these words are what I’m hearing and what is resonating with me so far. As I work behind the scenes to launch my new website and finish up some new products, I realized that I’ve been procrastinating on getting it done because I allowed doubt to creep in. Will it be good enough? Do I have enough knowledge? Do I have enough content?

The funny thing is that I created this content last year, and have been teaching and training on it. I constantly have people asking me to teach on that content, and I’m excited about it. But it was also making me uncomfortable, which was not exciting. And if you’ve been around long enough, you know I’m all about getting uncomfortable to get to the next level (whether I like it or not). Once I realized that’s what was holding me back, I embraced it and I’m back to the grind. I’m back to realizing that I don’t need to have everything perfectly in place in order to execute the vision that God gave me. So just as I realized I am enough. I wanted to encourage you, and remind you, that you too, are enough.

Comment below and let me know how you motivate yourself when you feel like you are not enough?

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  • Julian B. Kiganda (@BoldFearless1)
    May 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    #Truth! #Preach! That whole thing of getting uncomfortable is so key to our growth–personally and professionally. It’s no joke trying to leap over that doubt. But the thing that has kept me going whenever those doubts creep in is realizing that I can live with the doubt/fear, but I can’t live with being disobedient to whatever God is nudging me to do. At some point I have to answer for how I used the gifts He gave me to serve others so I might as well get crackin’!
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      Thanks sis! Yes, that thing about eventually having to answer that question, is definitely a great motivator to get over myself and keep it moving LOL

  • Stacie
    May 4, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Yes, I receive that! Thanks for the awesome words of encouragement!
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  • MJ
    May 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    I’m adding this to my list. As one of my virtual mentors, I know this book is well worth it if you say so. “I AM ENOUGH!” Love that. Oh so true and I determined to live in that truth. Thanks for the reminder.
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  • T. Espinoza
    May 4, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Yikes. Most of the time I’m pretty good about ignoring the fact that I carry that doubt with me almost daily. I’m working to get to a point where moments of clarity and confidence outweigh the fear and doubt.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:40 AM

      I love that T: moments of clarity and confidence outweigh the fear and doubt – that is a great place to work towards.

  • Tyra
    May 4, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    I love this! It is so hard to remember that you are enough in a world telling you that you have to be more and more and more. Love this post!
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:39 AM

      Thank you Tyra! Yes, it seems like it’s even more now with technology that fools us into thinking we are not enough.

  • Earnest Sanders Jr
    May 5, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Christine, you have been a blessing to me!! I met you at the ALAS conference….continue to keep me in prayer..Thanks for the reminder that thru God I am enough!!

    • Christine St.Vil
      May 6, 2015 at 6:48 AM

      Hi Ernest! It’s great to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Yes, you are enough and I pray God continues to bless you.

  • Melody
    May 5, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Thanks for sharing this book. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and self-discovery this year and I’ve too often felt that I was lacking in what I had to offer. Sometimes it takes a small reminder that you are important which in turn helps you at being confident.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:37 AM

      You’re so welcome Melody. I think confidence is something that has to be practiced and nurtured because sometimes the littlest thing can take away that confidence.

  • Camesha | Mama Motivator
    May 5, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    I’ve been there. I’m in and out of that valley of doubt. I have to remind myself that nobody started as the expert. At some point we’re all beginners. The point is to begin. Take action of some sort. I’ve learned to see doubt as a challenge.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:35 AM

      Yessss Camesha! I think that notion is so critical: no one started off being an expert. Taking action no matter how little, is always a great thing 🙂

  • Adanna
    May 5, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    yes, I needed this reminder. Most days I fee like I’m waiting for directions from a “more important” person but you’re correct. I am enough! Thank you.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      Yessss, say it again Adanna! 🙂 You are definitely that important person you’re waiting on 😉

  • Kellie Hill
    May 6, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Christine!!!! This was right on time!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I needed your message this week!!! I’ve had to read it twice, the first time was confirmation on what God has been urging me to do and to take the first steps the second time was when I began letting fear and doubt creep in again. Thank you, thank you!!!

    • Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      Kellie, God knew what you needed and when you needed it. You have no idea how big my smile is right now for you. I can’t wait to hear more and see you soar XO

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