The issue of never being good enough

Every once in a while the thought hits you and you stop and sing to yourself, “I did my best but I guess my best wasn’t good enough”. In the brief gaps of solitude, you cannot help but rate yourself, how have you been as a student, worker, friend, family, partner or as a person. You contemplate about the things you have done and blame yourself that you could have done a better job at everything. Will one ever be content with what he has and what he has done?

Admit it, everyone wants to please everybody else. We take pride in things we acquire and the things we are capable of doing. We are egoistic beings, its our nature to be proud and condemn the bashful for being too insecure but deep within us there’s this voice telling that we were never good enough for everything. We try to push back those thoughts and concentrate on the task at hand but it never leaves. Instead, we make ourselves feel good by pointing out other people’s mistakes.

We always want to be praised but when we hear criticisms, we shut everything else out. Well, we are human and we make mistakes but it doesn’t always equate that everything we do is wrong. We commit mistakes and we learn from them. Its not because we were never good enough for everything but sometimes we are so hard on, on perfecting the end that we commit lapses during the process. Sometimes, we should learn to take things one small step at a time. It’s a more guaranteed way of making it to the goal than taking giant leaps towards the finish line because giant leaps are too risky and there would be that tendency that the fall would be harder.

“Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different.” – Paulo Coelho

It’s always best to believe in yourself in every decision you make because no one else will believe in your capabilities more than you.


About Elaine

interior designer | occasional bookworm | closet otaku | music lover | frustrated craftsman | lazy artist | part time bum
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2 Responses to The issue of never being good enough

  1. ramipon says:

    there is always something you are good at

    best concentrate and enrich what you can do than lament on things you cant πŸ™‚

    great post

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