That’s what you’re doing when you worry you won’t measure up. That action you took. Those words you said. Those hopes you have. You interrogate them. You don’t trust yourself. So you question your efforts. And in doing so, forfeit any joy from your initiative. Nothing is ever good enough. Even at your best. Even when others are showering praise.
Or you could let it be enough.
You could let yourself be enough.
You could take those actions. Say those words. Hope those hopes. And believe it will all be enough. Believe that you are already enough.
Nothing to prove.
Nothing to lose.