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Trust That You’re Enough!

Trust that you’re enough.

Because you are.

But we don’t.

So we overcompensate for our ill-perceived sense of lack by working too hard. By pushing. By settling for less. By not realizing our own value. We mistreat ourselves and allow mistreatment by others because if we truly believed we were enough, we wouldn’t settle for bad behavior that supports our beliefs that we’re inadequate.

Trust comes from experience, for sure. And part of that is developed by trial and error. But sometimes we become so focused on end results and completing things perfectly that we get scared to try. But it’s only through attempting things and failing that we grow and develop insight. It’s a sort of purification process that helps us to understand that everything we need is inside of us.

Trust. Celebrate life. Make mistakes.

But it’s also a state of being. Something that is generated by a stillness within and not the self-judgments from our very loud heads.

Trusting that you’re enough has nothing to do with others. (Although it’s often reflected in the relationships we cultivate and in how we attract certain people into our lives). Trust has to do with you. It has to do with accepting yourself fully. Totally. Flaws and all. Imperfections and challenges. Not necessarily of the physical variety. (Who cares if you have a zit?) But of the mental and emotional kind that shape how we participate in the world. With ourselves and with others.

If you don’t accept that you’re a fully-equipped human being with innate skills and gifts, extraordinary abilities and talents specific to you and no one else, then how are you ever going to be able to show up and share them with the world?

You won’t.

So first you have to start with this assumption that you do have something unique to share.

Then trust that life will find a way for you to express them. Even if you don’t know what they are yet.

Trust.

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Anthony Meindl is an award-winning writer/director/producer/teacher and Artistic Director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop – where the “right brain rules” – in Los Angeles and New York. He is endlessly inspired by his students’ fearless creativity and is tireless in discovering new ways to help us all get out of our own way a little bit more each day. He just finished writing/directing his first feature film, Birds of A Feather.

www.AtLeftBrainTurnRight.com

www.anthonymeindl.com

Twitter –  @AnthonyMeindl

 

  • Ti

    Thank you!

  • Blakestar1203

    I needed this! Thank you ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.meindl Anthony Meindl

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading! 

  • xnavygal

      Excellent topic, thank you for posting. Soo much I wanna say but trying to keep it simple today. Self-acceptance was a totally foreign concept for me for 48 of my 52 years. I have gained some insight thru belief, faith and trust. It is a process! No instant gratification on this one. It has taken a lot of work EVERDAY. I take some sort of action to move from fear to faith, from struggle to surrender, from anger to love, resentment to acceptance.
     Prior to the above, my life was filled with unmanageability and insanity. My inability to accept myself was killing me. It was only when I began to look “inward” for my source of discontentment. I realized I lived in denial, depression, fear, selfishness, resentment, fear of failure and on and on….Trying to gain the love and acceptance of others that I could not give myself. It was only through gaining the courage to honestly examine both my defects and assets by taking a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself, and allowing myself to feel my feelings was I able to begin to change.
       Today I am blessed to say I am learning to love me just as I am today. I no longer have to seek the approval of others to feel okay. I am not perfect and never will be, but today I just want to be perfect at being me!!  God makes no mistakes and everything is done purposeful, that tells me we all have purpose..unique gifts and talents. It is wonderful to know I never have to feel “less than” or “compare myself to anyone else ever again. For the first time in my entire life, I am learning how to love myself and be my own best friend. Dr. Dwayne Dyer said it best: “You can never be lonely if you like who you’re alone with”.  Stay blessed, Very Respcetfully, Jen
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    • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.meindl Anthony Meindl

       Thank YOU for sharing!

  • Renpic

    Wow this was very powerful – thank you for sharing it!  I’ve been grappling with this as I let a love/unhealthy relationship go, build/strengthen the really positive ones, try to be more confident about my dayjob, and build  my website for my side-business.  The universe IS telling me that I am enough and I have wonderful things to share!  I am working on listening harder to those messages and letting go of things/people that do not bring out the best.  Slowly I am recognizing exactly where I can just be at peace with myself and thrive.  

  • Beverlyn Shld

    Self sabotage so frightening, TX for clarity!

  • dustygirl

    beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.vogt1 Kenneth Vogt

    My eye jumped from “Trust that you’re enough” straight to “Make mistakes.” Brilliant! Our lack of self-trust often comes down to the worry that we won’t be perfect. It turns out that perfection is not required. So go ahead and trust yourself.

  • lizilynx

    I keep reading & hearing “you are enough,” but it’s new enough in my life that reminding me, again and again – my cells WILL BELIEVE IT !! Thank You, Tony! :o)

  • Craftygirl218

    great post. just what I needed. thank you. :)

  • SHE

    So true!