You are enough

Jackson Barnard, Associate Editor

You are enough. Three words that are oftentimes disregarded within our society. As communal standards keep rising, it is common to see someone give up on their goal due to them thinking that it is unreachable. Sometimes we all need to step back, take a breath, and relax. The abnormal amounts of pressure that we put on ourselves is not healthy to endure. Whether it is grades, work, or life in general, individuals frequently adopt the mindset that they are not meeting the standards set to satisfy their friends, family, and most importantly, themselves. Life is too short to be worrying about every little thing every single day. Everybody faces adversity. What differentiates people is how they deal with it. Instead of giving up, embrace the obstacles that are being thrown your way, and do your best to overcome them. Too many people simply tell themselves that they are not enough. I too am guilty of doing this, however I’ve realized that I am enough. I do not need to change who I am in order to fit in with the crowd. As long as I am giving my utmost effort in everything I do, that is enough to know that I will suffice to the world’s demands. Ultimately, the message I am trying to convey is that despite the unreasonable requirements that life seems to present, know that you don’t need to put so much pressure on yourself. If you are doing things the right way, you will eventually be rewarded with the outcome that you initially wanted. Life is filled with distress, do not surrender to the challenges you undergo, but rise up and conquer them knowing that you are certainly enough.