Have you ever had all these great ideas, but we”re so scared of failure that the ideas ended up dying? Just know that you are not alone.
Too often, we feel insecure and let great opportunities pass us by. We are enough to accomplish anything we want as long as we don’t let fear overrule our capacity to achieve greater things. Fear will always paralyze us and we will never be able to put a foot forward.
We all have something greater within us that can overcome any barrier except the ones we created. We are our own obstacles and we keep opportunities from coming by self-doubting.
This is the year to unleash all our blessings. This is the year to believe in endless possibilities. This is the year to tackle all challenges with faith and confidence.
As the new year starts, let’s take the steps through our fears; don’t let them hold us back. Let’s leave our comfort zone and try something new with a positive and winning attitude.
When we encounter the next challenge, breathe, and remind ourselves that we are enough and capable of triumphing against all odds. Remember never measure ourselves with someone’s else ruler. Know that we have strengths and skills that are dormant deep inside of us. In a moment of darkness, never forget the sun always rises in the morning.
We are enough to do whatever we set our minds to. We are enough to break any barriers and conquer the world. We are Enough to achieve our goals and make our dreams come true.
I know many people who let fear rules their lives and it saddens me. I am grateful that I had fearless parents and friends that always believe in me and help keep my fear at bay. Great subject.
You should be grateful for your parents and friends. As you said, it is really sad to see people giving up on their dreams, let be an encouragement and motivation for them.
Oh my gosh I so needed to read this right now. Thank you so much for this bit of motivation!!
Kori, thanks for your comment, and just know by reading my post, you also motivate me to do more.
I saw your picture and knew exactly where it was taken. Lake George is my happy place!
In the 2 short weeks of 2018, I have already been faced with many new projects and challenges. I know I can breathe deep and do this!
I had a wonderful time in Lake George with my daughter. It was so peaceful. We are enough to face and overcome any challenges.
Wow, this is too true! We often let our fears hold us back, even subconsciously. This is great advice to remember!
Thanks for your feedback, Tonya.
Fear can be so paralyzing, that’s for sure. I try not to let fear hold me back. I’m sure it does sometimes and I don’t even realize it at the time.
Stephanie, as long as we are aware of our fear, and take action not to let it hold us back, we will be fine.
Life is way to short, and even more amazing to let fear hold you back. I decided this a couple years back and it’s crazy how much positive effect this one “minor” change has had on the way I see life.
I agree with you Jacqueline, it is so empowering to overcome your fear. Now, I feel so liberated to be fearless.
I am taking one day at a time.I plan my day and have my routine set and I feel so great when I complete my tasks everyday. I’m excited for this year or maybe I’m just more mature and have made plans for myself and and working towards it everyday.
That is great, Rose, I have a feeling, you are going to have a great year.
This is such a wonderful post. I just had a conversation like this today. Speaking about a friend we were talking about convincing her she is enough and one whole person without a man. She tends to pick ones that cause issues over and over. It was necessary for her to learn that she is wonderful and one whole person alone too. She is enough.
Sarah, we are in this world, to lift and support each other. I am so glad that you were there for your friend and make her realize that she is Enough and can overcome any challenges.
Unfortunately it took the passing of someone in my family for me to realize this. At the memorial, someone told a tale of how she took a helicopter ride and how she was terrified but did not want to miss out on the experience. That’s how I want to live.
That is such a great attitude, Ray, and the best thing that I do is to open myself and learn from each and every experience.
Great timing on this post. I have come upon an obstacle and trying to decide where I want to take it. Acknowledging that I am enough and that it’s okay to move forward with this step is exactly what I needed this morning. Endless possibilities!
We will definitely go thru challenges and hardship in life, what you have to do Angela, is to learn and build on those challenges and move forward stronger and better.
Thanks for the boost of confidence! I have a couple of business ventures I’d like to try out…fear of failure shouldn’t be a deciding factor!
I hope you try your business ventures with confidence, faith, and learn from any experience or challenges.
this is the year to unleash blessings because we are enough! great share thank you!
We will unleash our blessings, I have faith in that.
I so needed this inspirational post today, thank you! You are so right, fear does paralyze us. We need to shut down that negative voice in our heads to successfully move forward.
Glenda, thank you for your feedback.
I think enough may be one of my words for 2018. That word holds so much for us!
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Make it happen this year, believe that you are Enough to make your own dreams come true.
Lovely positive and empowering post, I truly wish I could put the fear of failing and my self doubt to the back of my head, hopefully this year I can work on that!
It’s a process, Kat, you can do it and you will be amazed by the feeling of freedom.
It takes something like me losing my best friend to cancer for me to realize this , now I remind myself everyday to “full steam ahead” on what ever I want as I am my own creator 🙂
Sorry for the passing of your friend, unfortunately, it’s one of those major life events that bring us to reality and make us take action to enjoy the life we were meant to live.
This is such an inspiring and uplifting post. I definitely have my moments of doubts and feel like I’m not doing enough. Thanks for sharing!
We all have, Angie, the important thing, is not to let fear win.
This is such an inspiring post and a great way to start off the new year. “I am enough” should be everyone’s mantra.
I agree with you Diana, and remember to encourage and lift others who are struggling.
This is such a great reminder that we have all the tools we need for success. For far too often we don’t realize or recognize this. Thanks for the great reminder.
Thank you for reading and commenting, David.
Such a positive post..I havent been to lake George but looks like a beautiful place. 🙂
It is peaceful and quiet. Prajakta, thank you for your comment.
I try not to let fear in, but it kicks the door in sometimes. It’s difficult to push it out once it’s in too!
Destany, no matter how difficult it is, don’t let it stay. Remind yourself, that you are enough and capable.
very positive post! I actually have the words “be brave” on my vision board as a reminder.
Great reminder Sarah.
This is so accurate. You have to keep balance and ward off fear. great read! thanks for posting!
Brittney,Thank you for your comment.
I love your words of encouragement. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, Jess.
Thank you for this. It’s just what I needed to hear this morning. I live with a chronic illness and often will pass on opportunities because of it. Hopefully, though, that doesn’t need to happen anymore. Maybe 2018 will be the year of Recovery for me.
I hope your health improves and you have a great year this year.
Very encouraging post! We do have to step out our comfort zone to grow! Happy New Year to you! 🙂
Have a blessed year and thank you for your comment.
I really needed this today. Thank you so much. Fear takes over the way I live and I can’t do it anymore. I need to make a change this year.
I hope you a great year as I know you are enough and capable to make your own dreams come true.
This is all so very true. I am definitely one to never feel enough or good enough for anything. I definitely needed this today. Thank you so much for sharing these honest and true words!
Ariel, you are enough and capable to do everything you commit yourself to do.
I love your encouraging words! These are words to always keep in the back of my mind!!
Kim, thank you for your feedback and keep believing in yourself.
I appreciate the fact you took the time to write such an inspirational post. I’m working on being more fearless every day!
It is a process, keep working hard and be bold to make your dreams come true.
Well put, my dear! It is SO easy to let our fears hold us back from so many things in life – thanks for the uplifting reminder to just go for it!
Flossie, thank you for your feedback.
Fear has the potential of leaving us to not really live the life we are meant to. For me, I am terrified of failure, but then I have to remind myself, the real failure is me being scared to take risks or to not take a leap of faith. Then, I just go for it, and somehow it always works it way out.
MJ, I am glad that you were able to overcome your fear and go for your dreams. We have to also remind ourselves that failures can lead to success if we are opened to learn from them
Cheers to possibilities!!! My mom always told me I could do anything I put my mind to. I’m so glad she had empowering words and taught me to believe in myself!
Your mom did great, Melissa. You have to believe in yourself and know that you are able to do whatever you set your mind to do.
i know first hand how fear can paralyze us ! great reminder and message for the new year to consciously let go of fear!
Ananda, Thank you for your comment.
This is such a motivating post. I need to keep telling myself that I am enough. I can accomplish whatever I set out to.
You can Brandi, we need to give ourselves all the credits we deserve.
too many people are held back by their own fears. love the motivation and drive within this post!
Thank you, Jasmine
That was motivation to me, as after I quit full time job and entered blogging, I have been having so many ideas to to diversify but to be honest, I just cannot start many of them.
Thank you for your feedback, Jhilmil, I will say, write your ideas, have a plan, and start acting on them one by one. I am positive you will succeed in whatever you decide to do.
Thanks so much! I definitely needed this reminder. Too often we let big challenges or new tasks keep us paralyzed because of our fear of failure. But really knowing we are enough is the key ingredient to building our confidence and courage so that we can tackle anything. Thanks so much for sharing this word!
Thanks for your feedback, Shanika, self-confidence is a key to success.
I love this post. Life is too short to be held back by fears. Sometimes it takes a little change to really remember how important we are and how important it is to not let fear hold us back.
Thank you for your feedback, I am determined to live a fearless life.
I love this post. I see this happening to someone I love a lot and I pray that things change for them to not let fear and procrastination hold them back. I am planning on working hard to achieve all my dreams.
Great job Afra on working to achieve your goals. Please try to provide words of encouragement to your loved ones to make them aware that they are enough and capable of overcoming any challenges.
I love the positivity of your message. It’s short sweet and sincere. You’re right we are enough, but sometimes we have to shut out the noise around us to realize it.
I agree with you Elle, we have to trust ourselves and turn down any negativity.
such a great and encouraging post to read!
Thank you, Miriam
Thank you for this! It is so nice to be reminded from time to time that I am ENOUGH!!
I have “I am Enough” written by my work computer and on the refrigerator, Brittany. We all need a reminder.
I was one that would let fear overshadow everything I wanted to do. Finally, I decided I wasn’t going to let it hold me back and great things have happened! Yes, we are enough. 🙂
Summer, it’s not easy, I am glad that you were able to overcome your fear.
Fear is the worst that can happen to us, unfortunately . It can just paralize from trying anything new or different. I had a fear when starting my blog that my content is not enough… But now that I’m getting better and I’m getting confident I know that I am enough like you said!
Thank you for writing this, such an important reminder.
Thank you Narkis for your comment. Like you, I was hesitant to start my blog as English is my second language. I challenged myself, I still have a long way to go, but I am confident that if I work hard, I am enough to make my dreams come true. I will make sure to visit your blog.
I had no idea English is your second language, you’re very articulate. It’s my second language too and I feel like I’m getting better with time!
Both you and I will continue to learn and grow every day and we are definitely getting better.
th mantras in this post are exactly the type of things I have insisted on repeating to myself and others more this year. It IS time! Nice to know I’m not alone!
You are not alone, Kate, and we have to encourage and remind others that need the confidence to know that they are enough.
Beautiful words! I always say to those who feel they don’t make a difference, that they influence and affect positively many more people than they think. Also, that they need to realize their own worth! We bring things to this world in a very unique way. Thanks for reminding us that we ARE, in fact, ENOUGH!
Thanks so much, Sylvie, for your positive comment.
Thanks for these wonderfully inspiring words. Fear and doubt has chained me since 2016 when I lost my husband. Even before that, I stopped blogging for a long time because people have doubted my abilities in that hobby. I am just full of those two emotions that I cannot move forward at all.
First, let me say that I am sorry for the loss of your husband. Second, as you realize that fear and doubt is holding you, you need to take steps to overcome them. It’s not easy but you have that strength within you, you just have to let it surface. Know that you can, start slowly with an easy task. People will doubt your ability but only your doubt can hold you back.
What an inspirational read! Sometimes we all need to hear this!
Thank you, Danielle.
This is some great advice! It’s always good to start the new year off with a fresh start and face your fears. Just have to put some faith in yourself and believe you can do anything.
Well said, Brandi, and thank you for commenting.
This post was so encouraging. I was feeling a little down at beginning of the year thinking about everything I had to do, but I started working things began to seem easier. Keep pushing you are enough.
That’s great Ifeoluwa, I am confident, you have the willpower and the determination to have a wonderful year.
I’ve been sayng that this is the year I stop letting fear hold me back. this post is so motivational!
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Thank you, April.
Girl, this was what I needed to hear today. I’m not a negative person, but I have moments where I start doubting myself and I simply need some positive reinforcement. Thank you for that 🙂
I am glad my post has helped you in some way, Gabbie, but I am certain, in such moments, you have what it takes to bring you up.
I spent the better half of my life trying to be all that others thought I should be… now I am truly living for myself and I can truly say that I am not scared to face my fears… on whatever level. I truly loved this post!
I can feel your positive energy through your comment. Thank you for your comment and I am certain, you are going to have an amazing year, living the life you deserve.
I love this. This is the year I plan on trying to think of positives and stay on the positive side. Sometimes it’s hard when you fall down, but we just got to believe in ourselves.
There will be days that we will fall down, but we are enough to bring ourselves up and continue the ride.
Sometimes we put ourselves down and don’t allow ourselves to succeed. You really do need to believe in one’s self if you are going to succeed. You have such a great positive attitude.
I have come to the realization that even if others believe in me if I don’t trust myself, I will not go anywhere.
Wow! This words are really inspiring! I love all the positive way in life and yes we are really enough. 🙂
Yes, Jake, we are enough and must remain positive.
You are so right! This is the year and I am ready. I am so glad 2017 is behind me and ready to create and flourish in 2018!
I can feel your positivity and energy and know that you are ready to have a wonderful year, Alexandra.
This post is very timely, MarjieMare. Sometimes, we feel we don’t have what it takes to reach our purpose, until we realize, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, that we had the power within us all along!
Absolutely, Margarita, we have all it takes within us.
It’s worth reading Lovely Article and great words of encouragement and positivity. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Amisha
This post made me think of my current state of life. Since my mom died, my fears have resurfaced. Fear of separation, fear of death, fear of the future. It has gotten to a point that it pre-occupies most of my thought processes. I have to get back to living. I know my mother is watching me from heaven and I know she does not like what I have become. Thank you for this wake up call.
Wish you well, Kristine, I think that fear is part of your grieving process. I am confident with time, you will be fine, and enough to overcome any difficulties.
Fear does get the most of me at times and I end up not doing what I should be doing. I am working on that and trying to get out of my shell. Thanknyou for this, I am enough.
You are enough, Joan!
This is a great reminder. We need to overcome and face our fears, take that leap or baby steps– whatever we do we have to keep moving believing we are enough. Great post.
Thank you, Viano!
I’ve asked this question before, and I guess it’s normal to second-guess yourself. But then we will never really know what our true measure is, until we make that step forward.
Thanks for this reminder.
Wishing you the best, and thank you Crickette!
thanks for the inspiration today. sometimes I also doubt myself, i mean almost everyday i doubt myself, my self worth but then I just look at my kids and then I know why I’m here and why I am me.
Once in a while, we can doubt ourselves but we must remain positive and always remind ourselves that we have what it takes to overcome anything.
I have started saying yes to a lot more opportunities and facing my fears and it is really paying off! I’m trying to be more positive and stop doubting myself!
I think you are doing awesome, Jenn!
That’s a wonderful post. Thats so inspiring and motivating post. Love reading it
This is so true. Our fears hold us back in many ways, but letting go of fears and taking that step is important.
I agree Raksha, I have learned that it’s okay to be scared but not to let our fears take control.
Yes. We are enough. Better is the enemy of good enough. 👍🤗