19 minutes | Jan 19th 2021

The Impossible Race to Be Good Enough

EPISODE 13 Have you ever felt that you had to be _________ enough (fill in the blank) in order to be loveable? In this episode I share my experience of chasing an 'ideal self' that I could never quite catch up with. The  closer I seemed to come to my ideal self, the more fearful I became of failure because I believed I would be loved only if I was "good enough."I talk about why even noble ideals can get distorted unintentionally when we use them as a means to get the love we need, and how you can begin to identify the nature of the "impossible race" that you may be running in your life.Share this episode easily via a PDF card with live links to different apps! TRANSCRIPT & CHAPTER MARKERS  Available  here. REFLECTION PROMPTListen.  - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you? What emotions or thoughts came up in response as you listened?Ponder. - What impossible race are you running? What are the rules you feel you have to abide by? Or the things that you have to do in order to be seen, affirmed and loved? What has been your experience of running this race so far? What words would you use to describe it? Act.  - Try and remember a time, a place in which you did not have to run your impossible race, where you could relax and be yourself and be loved and accepted as you were.- Where were you? Who were with you if there was anyone? What was near you? What were you doing?  For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Blog:  Can I Ever Be 'Good Enough' For You?PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Contact: Get in touch with Ann.Website: Visit www.becomingme.sg to read my blog and subscribe to the newsletter! Receive my emails and be the first to know about significant updates and new resources and events before they are launched. Social Media: Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram  
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