This saying reflects a lot on society today and how people view themselves. But I also know that for me, this saying definitely stands true.
I am my own worst enemy. I am the biggest self-critic of them all. I am often too harsh, too cruel towards myself, always telling myself that I’m not doing enough, that I could be doing better.
There are moments where I experience a lot of doubt. Doubt about my life, my writing, my career choices, and even the relationships I have with the people I care the most about. I tell myself that I’m not good enough, that I don’t deserve the things I do have, and that I don’t have certain things because I don’t deserve them.
But that’s not true. Not at all. I tell myself these things because I believe them. BUT that proves that I am my own worst enemy because I’m the only person currently who is criticizing myself. I don’t have anyone else in my life who is criticizing the choices I make in my life, telling me that I’m not good enough, that I could be doing better.
I used to have someone in my life like that. In the past, there was someone who made me feel this way. Made me believe that I’m not good enough, that I don’t deserve to be here.
But since that person is no longer a part of my life, I’ve started to become that person towards myself instead. I often find myself doubting all of the choices I make, telling myself that I’m not good enough. I find myself looking in the mirror, unsatisfied with the reflection in the mirror staring back at me.
But at the same time, my own unsatisfaction has also driven me. I tell myself I can’t do things that are impossible to do. And then, I do them to prove myself wrong. To prove to those who might doubt me that I can do things, that I can be who I want to be. That I can achieve the impossible even at times when it seems difficult to do.
I am my own worst self-critic. But at the same time, my self-doubt is the best motivator to push me to succeed at everything I do.