Am I Good Enough?

He is better than me.

I could never imagine designing something as well as she does.

He’s a better coder than me.

That person is so outgoing.

I’m introverted and feel uncomfortable selling.

I don’t have any clients.

That freelancer makes six-figures per year!

How in the world am I supposed to build a business that earns $100,000 in a single year?

He seems so happy.

She seems so successful…

They’ve got their shit together.

Am I capable of that?

Am I good enough?

Yes.

You are.

You are good enough.

Period. (I could end this post here, but I get the feeling you want a little more…)

YOU can do shit nobody else can.

You know things she doesn’t.

You can create something he can’t.

YOU can be the only you.

But, if you judge your success

Your happiness

Your wealth

Your joy

And your self-worth by comparing it to others

You will never win.

“Comparison is the thief of joy”
— Theodore Roosevelt

You will always be able to find somebody “bigger”

“Better”

“More successful”

“Taller”

“Faster”

“Richer”

“More talented”

But they are just normal people.

Who all have the same hours in the day

Who all have insecurities

Who are scared

Who seek validation

Who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up

Who feel embarrassed when they fart in public.

The question is…

“Good enough” as compared to what?

“Good enough” for whom?

You are ALREADY amazing.

You are great!

Inspiration? It can be felt.

Knowledge? It can be attained.

Skills? They can be learned.

Action? It can be taken.

You are good enough right now!

and you will be good enough then!

Now stand up.

Thank God you are alive.

And get to work.

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  • Mark Christian Perry

    Brilliant! It’s always good to know we’re not alone ?

  • Lalit Aryan

    Heart touching line Mr Brad Hussey. And thanks for reminding me what I can do and what he/she can do………..

  • Terry Gooding

    Inspiring words Brad, I think the biggest struggle I’ve had is getting moving. I’m quite easily thrown off course and I should get these words tattooed on my forehead so I see them every morning when I look in the mirror. If life is a race then there is only one person in it and that is yourself.

  • Joan Clarke

    Thanks for the inspiration Brad

  • Love this Brad! I need to hear this now.

  • Tim Gazes

    Great post Brad! Bite size and to the point, easy to digest. Keep it up.

  • Diana Tudor

    I honestly think I will print that and stick in on the wall so it is the first thing I have in my mind every morning. Loving it! Well done, it is such a great post!

  • doddy nicolas

    i think that every body could be better then others in certains things. But if you need to be the best in everythings , you’ re always loosing everythings. Yes you’ re good enought to what you ‘ re really want to achieve

  • Perfect! Loved it!

  • Obinna Okoroafor

    If a fish judged itself with an eagle, it will always fall short … fishes swim, eagles fly.

    The comparison trap is a killer of dreams and a thief of originality and purpose. Everyone has inherent potential to uniquely shape the world and to reach and use that potential for the greater good is to have achieved success.

    Thanks Brad for this wonderful piece (i just bookmarked it for future reference).

  • This is a great post. I think we all go through this. We get lost in questioning ourselves and our self worth. I believe this has to be a big contributor to procrastination. It’s not that we don’t want to move forward, we just doubt that we have what it takes.

    Thanks for the post and reminding us that we are better than we think we are.

  • Chrissy

    Thanks for this…I would not have even gotten through this (even if it was awesome) if it was a 5000 word post.

  • Ziad QD

    Sweet thank you Brad.

  • Jung Ik

    Thank you Brad … amazing motivation

  • Luis Gomez Osuna

    Why did you edit the original post? I was PERFECT the way it was!

    • I appreciate that, Luis 🙂 Sometimes I hit publish while I’m in the heat of the moment — this time I felt my F-bomb was a little on the intense side of what I like to share. Although, it seems to have gotten the point across, the post still stands strong without it 🙂

      • I think you made the right Decision to edit the post. You don’t need to use bad language to get your point across as your content always speaks for it’s self. Excellent Post ?

  • AbuMsalam .1090174

    Thank you so much , i needed this <3

  • Terry Gooding

    Wise words as always – I often struggle with this – you see stuff you think is amazing and you think you’re not that good. Often need a kick up the arse.

  • Tomas

    Awesome post!
    Love yourhonesty

  • Wiz Harley

    Inspiring tho.

  • Din Spataj

    Thanks Brad for inspiring me !

  • Christopher Winkler

    Very inspiring words!

    • Thanks Christopher! I appreciate you stopping by to read.

  • Encep Deden

    Thank you Brad, post that makes my morning always optimistic.

    • Love to hear that! Thanks for reading, Encep 🙂

  • Kareem Mohammed

    That’s awesome, Brad. Thank you.

    • You’re very welcome, Kareem! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • CalmandWave

    Just what I needed to hear today. Great post!

  • techforlearning

    really touched my heart!

  • Alex de Miranda

    Sweet! 😉

  • Robert B

    Badly needed. Wake up call to all the negative reels we run in our heads!

    • You bet! I’m glad this has been a positive read for you, Robert!

  • disqus_ipZ2kMmi6u

    OK, agreed, but no need for all the swear words…

    • Din Spataj

      Yeah, Your right.

    • Daniel Blackwood

      I found this post inspiring. The colorful wording was a refreshing change from his squeaky clean image.
      Brad is the author. Unless you are his editor, he may publish whatever words he chooses. You do have the option to not read his work.

    • Michael Harper

      Sorry snowflake! personally I found it inspiring, the language used helped push the point home

  • Thanks Brad! Needed that.

    • Most welcome, Larry! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Tom Eversman

    hell ya I needed this today

  • Vee Hubbard

    I enjoyed reading your blog and yes the truth was spoken.

  • Well done!

  • Simone Andrea Chinaglia

    Thank you Brad! I follow you since 2015 on udemy, codecollege and facebook. You are always an inspiration to be a better, freelance and this posts is beautiful and now I am enough…I think! ?

    PS today, at 6pm London, you site isn t reachable for ssl conflict.

    • Thanks for being a long-time student, Simone! I appreciate you stopping by to read.

      Hope the site is working well for you now (I was transitioning my blog into SSL).

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