I discovered my new favourite word in October – Enough. Anyway you use it, I love it!
I am enough.
That is enough.
It has 2 great meanings. You are enough as you are. And you have had enough – in the sense of limitations and boundaries. Such a great word. I hope to practice this word more and more.
I am guessing that the Ns in my life don’t find this word endearing at all. Have you ever used the word Enough with an N? What was their response to ‘I am enough‘ or ‘I’ve had enough’?
Here is a story I remembered about ‘I am enough.‘
Marian (co-worker, friend, N) and I used to work together in the same department and sat next to each other. One day over the lunch pause she said to me ‘You should really try and improve your Power Point skills, that is a vital and important skill.’ I replied, ‘My skills in Power Point are good enough for this job.’ She reacted in such a way that was puzzling; she looked at me like I had said the worst thing and responded with ‘oh yeah, you think that.’ (her look and body language were priceless – she thought I was being arrogant) I didn’t say my skills are awesome or better than others. I simply said they were enough for this job and they were. I had other skills I needed to improve on and Power Point was not my focus nor did my supervisor think that they should be.
I’m beginning to wonder if Enough is the antibody for attracting Ns and/or keeping the narcissists out of your life?