I am enough – Marisa Peer
It’s such a thrill when I get to hear how people I’ve never even met manage to improve their lives by using my techniques and advice. Last week served as a good example. I was giving a talk to a group of female entrepreneurs and business leaders about simple steps they can use to mastermind their lives and feel confident in their relationships and careers. At the conclusion of my talk, a woman in the audience raised her hand and said that, for the past few months, she’s set a reminder on her phone at 8am and 8pm every day. It says simply: “I am enough.”
This is a trick I have encouraged my clients to use for years. The repetition of that simple phrase over and over (both out loud and in your head) will eventually make it difficult for your mind to object to it. As the audience member said, even though she didn’t feel rich enough, smart enough, thin enough, or successful enough when she first programmed the words into her phone, slowly but surely she began to believe the powerful message itself.
In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve discovered that the root of so many modern problems—hoarding, excessive drinking, compulsive shopping, and over-eating—come right back to a need to fill the inner emptiness of not feeling “enough” with external things. 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.
For more simple, yet life altering, techniques, like ‘I am enough‘ to improve your confidence and outlook on life, read my best-selling book Ultimate Confidence or visit my page on Confidence and Self Esteem. Alternatively, you can read the previous blog on Healthy Alternative here.