The Primal Fear of Overachievers

Not. Good. Enough.
The driver of overachievers to overachieve.
At some point the overachiever realizes how much they have accomplished.
I’m kinda awesome.
But it’s always overshadowed by
I’m Not Enough.
More overachieving.
I’m pretty awesome.
Still not enough.
More achieving.
Fuck, I am the shit.
And Still. Not. Enough.
Hopefully the realization of this dichotomy sets in–two sides of the same coin–so awesome and not enough.
So how to reconcile?
Reach out.
Connect with other Awesomes.
We are all enough.
Let something else drive the awesomeness, something other than running from not enough.
Be a contribution.
Collaborate, synergize with fellow Awesomes.
Then it doesn’t matter how awesome you are alone because all of your awesomeness just goes into the pot to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Awesomes hold each other up, expecting only that we will each bring our authentic selves to the table to share–nothing more, nothing less.
The only objectives are to participate, exchange, connect, explore, grow, and radiate awesomeness to make the world better for having communed.
We are enough.
Even if we don’t believe it all the time.
Put that fear in its place. It’s not allowed to drive anymore.

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