Published: August 1, 2013
Updated: September 20, 2021
August 1, 2013
Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to embodying the "I Am Enough" mentality, and how to stop always feeling just not enough? Have you ever looked at somebody else and wished you had their confidence? Or perhaps wondered how you can overcome your low self-esteem?
Enter Marisa Peer's "I Am Enough" movement. With her very simple mantra, you can learn to appreciate yourself exactly as you are, rebuild your self-esteem and confidence and how to stop comparing yourself to others.
In this article you will learn
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Why am I not good enough?
This might be a question you’ve asked yourself many times before. When you failed to secure that job, or when somebody didn’t return your interest. Or perhaps when somebody even directly made you feel this way. Whatever it may be, if you’ve ever found yourself falling at a hurdle you think you should have been able to overcome, or been on the receiving end of some nasty words, you may have ended up re-examining everything about yourself and thinking, “I am not enough.”
Even more than that, perhaps you can’t find the willpower to break self-sabotaging habits, like smoking. Perhaps you don’t like what you see in the mirror. Or maybe you find yourself overeating to deal with stress, leading to a vicious cycle of self-hatred, causing you to engage in further destructive habits, leading to more self-hatred, and on, and on, and on… Until you reach a point where you can’t feel anything other than, “I am not good enough.”
We're here to tell you that this is absolutely not true. You are enough, always have been, and always will be. Every single person has a value that is uniquely theirs. A value that is completely independent of external factors. Once you embody the belief that you are enough, your outward behavior will change. This will help you better handle everything life throws at you with the unshakable self-belief and self-confidence you deserve.
“Great,” you might be thinking, “But how do I embody that belief? How can I make myself feel like I am enough?”
Welcome to the I Am Enough movement by Marisa Peer.
Following three decades of experience examining many common issues and concerns—from smoking and excessive drinking to compulsive shopping and even depression—world-renowned therapist Marisa Peer identified that the root of many problems stems from the need to fill an inner emptiness of not feeling “enough.”
The “I am enough” meaning is simple. It’s a statement of truth you tell yourself every day to remind you that you are already everything you need to be. You are exactly who you are meant to be.
But don’t confuse “being enough” with “being perfect.” That isn’t what the meaning of “I am enough” is. In fact, we don’t encourage perfection—perfection doesn’t exist!
Especially in this day and age, with the lives of others so intimately documented on social media with carefully curated images, captions, and hashtags, the best version of you that you’ve painted in your head isn’t actually your best version.
The best version of you is the person who can look at their body and think, “I am enough,” and nourish it how it needs to be nourished.
Who can fail and think, “I am enough,” before picking yourself back up again.
Who can be rejected and think, “I am enough,” and know you are not equal to the opinions of others.
The best version of you is the person who can make mistakes and think, “I am enough,” and go back to striving for better.
See, “I am enough” isn’t about perfection.... and it’s not about being stagnant, either.
It’s about accepting who you are, flaws and all. It's about understanding you are human, and giving yourself the safe space you need to grow.
Read on to find out from Marisa Peer how you can join the I Am Enough movement and empower yourself to transform your life, boost your confidence, and skyrocket your self-esteem.
The basic premise of I Am Enough is to replace intrusive, negative thoughts with positive ones. So whenever you have unwanted thoughts like, “I hate my body, I am unlovable, I am unsuccessful,” you replace them with positive ones. Eventually, this will become a habit, so that unwanted thoughts become less and less frequent. When they do pop up, you can learn how to easily override them.
There are many ways to begin overcoming your negative thoughts.
The repetition of a simple phrase over and over—both out loud and in your head—will eventually make it difficult for your mind to object to it. This is a trick Marisa Peer has encouraged her clients to use for years.
The more you tell yourself you are enough, the more you’ll believe it. It sounds so utterly simple—and it is— and all you need is the commitment to do it and the belief that it will work.
Don’t believe us? Why not give it a try for a couple of weeks and see what difference it makes? Say, “I am enough,” to yourself in the mirror whenever you pass by. Write it down wherever you can see it to be reminded of the thought as you go about your day. Or simply repeat it to yourself in your head so you don’t give negative thoughts a moment to bury themselves into your consciousness.
What do you have to lose by giving it a go?
Check out Marisa Peer’s YouTube channel, where she regularly posts videos about boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem. She also uploads guided meditations you can listen to at home. Turn off your phone, get comfortable, play the below video, and close your eyes. Let Marisa’s wisdom relax and soothe you as you open your mind to empowering, encouraging thoughts and beliefs.
You can listen to Marisa’s guided meditations as often as you need to, to help you develop the rock-solid conviction you need to know—without a doubt—that you are enough.
If you’re looking for even more specific self-guided meditations, you can check out Marisa Peer’s audio shop. Here, you can find a wide range of mediation audios for different concerns, including lovability, anxiety, and weight management.
The 45-minute I Am Enough masterclass is hosted by Marisa Peer, and you can access it immediately if you want to watch it now. The masterclass is designed to give you a full grounding in the techniques Marisa regularly teaches to her high-profile clients that help them to break through the self-doubt, self-sabotage, and self-criticism that is deeply impacting their lives. You will learn how to reboot your life with a profound mindset shift, how to improve your life with small daily steps, and how you can free yourself from the blocks that might be preventing you from reaching your dreams.
As well as being a globally-acclaimed therapist and motivational speaker, Marisa Peer is also a best-selling author. In her book, I Am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life, Marisa explores her I Am Enough movement, and goes into more depth about how to change your life in a way that impacts all aspects of it, including your career, your relationships, and your overall happiness. Check it out here on Amazon—available on Kindle, audiobook, and paperback.
You also have the option to reach out to one of Marisa Peer’s highly trained Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) therapists.
RTT® therapists undergo intensive training inside Marisa Peer’s own school, which you can find out more about by downloading the prospectus. These professional therapists are fully qualified in Marisa’s own pioneering therapy method, Rapid Transformational Therapy®, and are well-equipped to help you overcome deep-rooted issues. Simply click the banner below and begin your path to achieving profound personal breakthroughs.
If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life by allowing yourself to develop the unshakable confidence and high self-esteem that you deserve, then make sure you join the I Am Enough movement today by following the tips above.
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