(This is a companion to a post earlier this week.)
People come from a place of scarcity way too often, I think. That’s what I see, anyway. They look around and think, well, they don’t have “enough.” Not enough money, not enough love, not enough stuff, not enough house, not enough job, not enough, not enough, not enough — it must be tiresome to think that all the time. It has to be.
Not having it all. It’s almost a knee-jerk thing–we don’t think it through. We see what we think others have and we see our lives as lacking.
It’s not so simple.
What we don’t see is that most of the people who we think have it all didn’t have it easy. We walk in on a chapter and think it’s the whole story. Most of the time? It’s not.
Oh and doesn’t “enough” usually mean things or money?
I’m not sure who defined “enough” but too many people think they don’t fit the definition.
It’s definitely true that some of us have fallen on hard times. The risk is that we let those hard times define us.
Wouldn’t it be better to rise to the occasion and let our response define us instead?
I know a number of people who have made big changes in their lives as a result of circumstances: changes they wouldn’t have chosen. But in rising to the occasion, they found that they not only have enough–they have more than enough.
They know the secret to having it all is knowing that they already do.