6 inspiring blog posts about being “enough” I’m loving right now
If there’s anything I believe in wholeheartedly over here at Ditch Perfect, it’s the power of connection + community.
Running a creative business, blog, or side hustle can - at times - feel very lonely. The people around you don’t understand what it’s truly like to have big creative ideas + actually bring them to life. They question you and your commitment and sometimes you do so, too.
Then there’s the part where your inner perfectionist takes over and you spend large parts of your day wrangling her back into submission. Perfectionism has a sneaky way of leaving us isolated + questioning whether who we are and what we do is good enough.
Here’s the thing you need to know, my sweet creative friend, you don’t have to go at it alone.
There’s an entire community out there, doing great (and really important!) work in showing what running a slow, sustainable creative business that prioritizes ‘enough’ over more, more, more can really look like, that I’m excited to support.
So, without further adieu, here are 6 posts (including 1 microblog on Instagram) about being ‘enough’ that I’m loving right now.
By Lola Hoad
“Maybe it’s less about being a better you and more about chipping away at all those layers of conditioning, expectations and fear. We don’t need to buy into this culture of ‘you’re not doing enough or being enough therefore you’re a bad person’.”
By Vix Meldrew
“When you experience cripplingly low self-esteem, you honestly believe that the next hair cut, dress, compliment, award or whatever, will be ‘enough’ to make you feel like enough. But it never is.”
By Sophie Cliff
“But hearing those words felt like an “aha!” moment for me, like a lightbulb being switched on in my brain. Suddenly I could summarise with eloquence the thought process that has been driving so many of my decisions recently. Suddenly someone had given life to this idea that I’d been mulling over, that maybe all we need is enough. That maybe, striving for anything more than that is not a good use of our time.”
By Notes from Joana
“I think we all go through periods where we’re not 100% OK with where we are in life. Maybe, like me, you’re trying to move past the idea of how your life should look like at a certain time. Maybe you wish you were in a relationship or are not happy at your current job. Maybe you’re feeling stuck or unsettled. However, it’s important to remember that these are just periods of our life. Yes, they may last longer than we would have wanted but they’re temporary.”
By Wandering Aimfully
“There’s a culture of more going on right now. More money. More social media followers. More customers. More attention. More. More. More. As someone who’s fought to have more of everything in recent years, I’ve learned I don’t actually want more anymore. I want enough.”
By Nicole Antoinette
“I can enjoy having running back in my life without needing to escalate it and train for a race; I can define what "enough" looks like in terms of money, social plans, etc, and stop when I hit that mark; a hobby doesn't need to progress into an income-generating side hustle in order to be worth my time.”
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This round-up of wonderful, encouraging + honest pieces of writing concludes a series of blog posts here on the Ditch Perfect blog on the topic of enough-ness: doing, having, being + feeling enough as creatives.
If you struggle with feeling not good enough sometimes, then the 4 blog posts linked below will be super helpful for you.
“The question to ask yourself isn’t… ‘do I do enough + what can I do to do more?’ Instead ask yourself this question… ‘Do I do the right things + what can I do to do those things better?’ ”
“What if you could counteract the fear and stress + general uneasiness by simply acknowledging you have enough? Can you switch your mindset from scarcity to enough?”
“Am I enough? I’ve been discussing this is in my mind for a while. Rationally I know that I am enough. I know that I’m smart, talented, and capable and for that I’m grateful. Even spiritually I know that every person - including me - is good enough the way they are. I know all of this, but believing it is another story.”
“It’s okay to be a beginner at something. It’s okay to start at the beginning + figure things out as you go. It’s okay if that first draft is pretty shitty. It’s okay to sometimes feel like an imposter for doing the work you do. It’s okay to do things imperfectly. You’re beginning, learning, experimenting, growing… and that is enough.”
Are you tired of struggling with your need for constant perfection + feeling not good enough all the time? Need a little help with overcoming these fears and feelings, so that you can start making those big ideas you have for your creative business a reality? Then make sure to download my fan-favorite (not to mention FREE!) ‘4 steps to ditch perfect’ workbook.
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Hey, Wendy here!
As a perfectionism coach, I help online creatives #ditchperfect, overcome their perfectionism + take action on the big ideas they have for their business. Let’s work together and make those ideas happen.