Have you ever stopped and wondered why you do the things that you do? Have you ever questioned why you spend so much time consuming content on the internet, television, or social media?
It’s easy to tell yourself the story that you won’t be happy or complete until you achieve x, y, and z. Or you need a, b and c to start on your dream. But what if I told you that you’re not lacking an answer. You don’t need more information or more resources or different people to support your goals.
Do you know how you can stop procrastinating?
Do you know how to stop wasting your time?
By realizing that you already have everything you need. It might sound like a simplistic way of looking at life, but there’s truth in it.
The reason we believe we need more stems from the idea that you yourself are not enough. You’re not enough as is so you have to collect accomplishments and material wealth to be seen as someone. We feel like there’s more to be done to become our best selves. You can work on self-improvement if you like, that’s a positive thing if it’s done right, but you have to first understand you have what you need and you’re enough as you are.
If you pull up a search on what it takes to be successful guess what you’ll find? The majority of the things listed are traits. They’re inside your mind, they’re part of your body. There’s always knowledge to consume, there’s always something to learn, but you have to stop underestimating yourself and start understanding that you have everything you need to succeed. It’s all within you waiting for you to tap into it.
For me, it took a long time to understand that the successful people I looked up to achieved what they did because of their internal motivations and their internal traits. They recognized that they had what they needed, they drew from a place of abundance, and they found that extra mile to run when everyone else gave up. With everyone around them looking for more support, more information, more experience, more physical resources, they relied on what they had and it was enough.
If I could wish for anything for you, it would be that you could understand that. That you’re enough and that you have everything you need.
There’s no pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, there’s no unicorn waiting for you to ride off into the sunset. None of that is real, but what is real is you and your abilities. The worst thing you can do is believe you need more than what you have because that, my friend, is simply an excuse to avoid your life’s work.
You’re already enough, you already have enough, but you have to learn how to live that truth.
If you already have everything you need and you don’t know it, then the problem is you need to focus on appreciating this simple fact. Start building a habit of noticing what you have, being grateful for it, and stop taking everything for granted.
If you appreciate someone or something, then you more than likely treat it with respect. Respect the people around you, respect the things around you, and when you start the practice you’ll notice that it shows in your actions. It’s much easier to believe and recognize that you have everything you need when you respect the things you have and the people you meet.
If you have enough why do you spend so much time worrying about it? Wouldn’t it make more sense to do for others? A lot of people in this world are suffering, is there something you can do to make a difference?
There’s a range of issues going on in the world and people are touched by all kinds of difficulties. What can you do to ease some of those ills? Of course, you can’t do it alone, but any contribution is a step in the right direction.
It’s difficult to remain present and appreciate life with everything going on in the world. You’re not immune to difficulty or pain, but that doesn’t mean you don’t already have everything you need. The more often you do the above three points, the quicker it will become second nature and you’ll recognize the profound miracle that is your life. You already have everything you need, all you need to do is see it.