When It's Time To Say: "I'm Enough."

We are never enough.
What we have.
How we look.
Who we hang out with.
What we wear.
Our emotions, our bank account, our achievements.
All of it, wanting.
If only we could be more composed, more confident. If only we radiated...serenity.
If only we could buy...
If only we worked at Twitter (well, actually maybe not)...or Google...or...
If only, if only, if only.
Brands thrive on us feeling like "not enough." But we were born just fine.
Instead of turning outward for the next self-esteem fix, and the next, and the next...maybe we ought to stop for a minute.
And simply look in the mirror and say,
"It's enough. I'm enough. Simply because...I am."
Copyright 2015 Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. Dr. Blumenthal is founder and president of BrandSuccess, a corporate content provider, and co-founder of the brand thought leadership portal All Things Brand. The opinions expressed are her own and not those of any government agency or entity or the federal government as a whole.
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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.