Sometimes we’re hard on ourselves. Sometimes we don’t know our own worth or strength. That’s why friends exist. To remind us when we cannot remind ourselves.
I got an email this morning from an incredible dear friend. Simply, it reads:
“You are amazing and tough and cool and fun and beautiful and solid and ready. Ready for all that Life is presenting you right now. The race. The uncertainty. The dynamics. The questions. The challenges. You train hard for everything - life and running and swimming and riding and being a wonderful wife mother daughter sister and friend. Your training serves you well because it prepares you to be there.
But you have everything you need for all of this. You have always been ready. Always have always had the magic, the focus, the spirit to face and finish and conquer Everything.
Your spirit inspires all of us lucky to know you. We come to rely on that. You are life-giving. For the next days change a little and receive. Be on the other end. Give only to yourself to fuel and rest and prepare and fill yourself so that on Sunday you are with you. I am always.
I love you, my friend. I am proud of you and know you have this all of it - the mettle, the moxie, the style, the guts, the strength and the heart for all of it.”
She is right. I have always been ready. All of us have always been ready, if we can just get behind ourselves and believe it.
Then, when we meet our goal, we can sit back and remind ourselves that there never was a reason to question or to be unsure.
So, if you’re uncertain today about being “enough,” remind yourself that you’ve got what it takes. Believe.