It’s easy to tell a story of “I don’t have enough,” but the reality is everything you need is already within you. YOU are enough.
How many times in your life have you found yourself with a big problem to solve? And, it might be something that’s happening right now. Life is full of puzzles and problems that we have to overcome. And when we are faced with a puzzle or faced with a problem we have to handle, we are taught to seek outside ourselves and go and find something that we’re gonna use to fix the problem. But then that creates a whole new problem, doesn’t it?
Because what if you don’t have the things you need? What if you don’t have the time? What if you don’t have the money? What if you don’t have the connections? What if you don’t have the skills? What if you don’t have what you need to actually solve this problem that’s creating so much resistance and so much pain in your life? What do you do then? This is when it’s very easy to start to tell a story of, I don’t have enough. I don’t have what I need to solve this problem so I guess I’m just gonna deal with this problem.
That creates another story that there are other people who have what they need, and they don’t have problems. You can tell any story you like. And at the end of the day, it’s less important what’s true than it is what’s useful. Is it useful to tell a story that there are others who have more than we do, others who have more than you do, and that it’s not fair and that they shouldn’t have it and you should? Is that really a useful story to tell? I’m not suggesting that that might not exist. But ultimately, you right now where you are, you have the ability to make choices. And you can choose to tell the story of scarcity.
You can choose to tell the story that you don’t have enough and that might well be the case right now, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. And there are plenty of examples in this world of people who went from not having the resources to finding out a way to create them.
There are plenty of examples in this entire beautiful planet that we live in of people who went from having nothing to making it. And you know what that means? That means that if one person did it, that means you can do it too. Instead of telling a story that there are those others who have what you need, why not allow yourself to simply experience a pause?
Allow yourself to experience the moment of taking stock of what you do have. You’ve got eyes to watch this video. You’ve got ears to hear these words. You’ve got a mind to analyze and to think. You have a heart to desire. You have a soul or spirit or energy, whatever it is that animates us while we’re here. You’ve got a lot going for you. If you’ll give yourself credit for how far you’ve come.
If you’ll actually take stock of all of the resources that you do have, and then the resourcefulness that’s inside of you, the ambition, the ability to think, the ability to learn, the ability to grow, if you’ve got that, that’s really all you need to go from where you are to the best next thing.
You don’t need to know the whole plan. You don’t need to know all the steps, you just gotta know what the next step’s gonna be. And I would suggest that the first step is to start telling a story of enough.