Good Enough Quotes

Quotes tagged as "good-enough" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Deb Caletti
“You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Criss Jami
“If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Lindsey Stirling
“Maybe my best isn't as good as someone else's, but for a lot of people, my best is enough. Most importantly, for me it's enough.”
Lindsey Stirling, The Only Pirate at the Party

Jenni Schaefer
“In the past, my brain could only compute perfection or failure—nothing in between. So words like competent, acceptable, satisfactory, and good enough fell into the failure category. Even above average meant failure if I received an 88 out of 100 percent on an exam, I felt that I failed. The fact is most things in life are not absolutes and have components of both good and bad. I used to think in absolute terms a lot: all, every, or never. I would all of the food (that is, binge), and then I would restrict every meal and to never eat again. This type of thinking extended outside of the food arena as well: I had to get all of the answers right on a test; I had to be in every extracurricular activity […] The ‘if it’s not perfect, I quit’ approach to life is a treacherous way to live. […] I hadn’t established a baseline of competence: What gets the job done? What is good enough? Finding good enough takes trial and error. For those of us who are perfectionists, the error part of trial and error can stop us dead in our tracks. We would rather keep chasing perfection than risk possibly making a mistake. I was able to change my behavior only when the pain of perfectionism became greater than the pain of making an error. […] Today good enough means that I’m okay just the way I am. I play my position in the world. I catch the ball when it is thrown my way. I don’t always have to make the crowd go wild or get a standing ovation. It’s good enough to just catch the ball or even to do my best to catch it. Good enough means that I finally enjoy playing the game.”
Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The passage is free for those who think you are not good enough for them: at your level, I think the best option is to sit back, relax and listen to a cool music, while watching them pack out of your life, and that's when you feel the intense release from the pit of hell.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Brittany Burgunder
“Perfectionism is searching for faults to justify low self-esteem. It is a guaranteed failure and fantasy.”
Brittany Burgunder, Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders

Lori Deschene
“At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.”
Lori Deschene

“Because children take everything personally, they believe that if they are being mistreated, it's because they haven't been “good enough.” Being good as an adult makes them believe, incorrectly, that they have some control in life. They think that they will be rewarded for their goodness and that it will protect them from harm.”
Marcia Sirota

“If I invite God into my life, I am and always will be good enough.”
Kate Wicker, Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body

Stella Payton
“Self-correction makes me check the ruler of my life against the yardstick of my inner voice. I acknowledge when I don’t measure up. Self-correction is an ongoing process. If done often enough, I can stop myself from straying off the path.”
Stella Payton

Brittany Burgunder
“If only you knew how beautiful you are unconditionally. Don't you know it's enough if all you do is breathe?”
Brittany Burgunder, Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders

“Don't tell me I am the best, because then I'll get too confident and embarrass myself. But, don't tell me I am not good enough either, because then I'll doubt myself and give up. Just believe in me, and tell me I can do it then I will.”
Paula Acedo

Jonathan Safran Foer
“It felt as if an only life should be better than good enough, but how many efforts for more have ended with having nothing?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

Stan Beecham
“Better is the enemy of best.”
Stan Beecham

“We all have moments when we think nobody sees us. When we feel like we have to act out or be somebody else to get noticed. But somebody notices, Topher. Somebody sees. Somebody out there probably thinks you're the greatest thing in the whole world. Don't ever think you're not good enough.”
John David Anderson

“I don't count my blessings,
because just being alive is good enough for me.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Israelmore Ayivor
“There are some people who through hurts do not feel they are good enough and this is a destroyer of their self-images. As a true believer of your dream, you need to see yourself as God sees you. God sees you as his own handiwork and that is pretty great to carry you through!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Brittany Burgunder
“What are you hiding? Is it something from others, or from yourself. Find your truth. The more you show up, the more you'll be found.”
Brittany Burgunder

“The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free.”
Brittany Josephina

Malti Bhojwani
“Start from here, now is all you have, there will never be a better place or time and by tomorrow you would have lost more time.”
Malti Bhojwani

Jodi Aman
“All we have to do is forgive ourselves wholly and completely for ever thinking that we are not good enough!”
Jodi Aman

Alex Korb
“Go for good enough. Worrying is often triggered by wanting to make the perfect choice or by trying to maximize everything. When buying a used car, you want one that is cheap, reliable, safe, sexy, the right color, and fuel efficient. Unfortunately, no single option is likely to be the best in all those dimensions. If you try to have the best of everything, you’re likely to be paralyzed by indecision or dissatisfied with your choice. In fact, this kind of “maximizing” has been proven to increase depression. So don’t try to make the most amazing dinner; start out by just making a good dinner. Don’t try to be the perfect parent; just be a good one. Don’t try to be your happiest; just be happy.”
Alex Korb, The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

Brittany Burgunder
“When you feel insecure or like you don't measure up -remind yourself of how far you've come. And in the moment you'll realize you've climbed mountains and can overcome anything.”
Brittany Burgunder

“I can't begin to understand love, but I don't need to because all I know is that I love you, and that's good enough for me.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Your best will never be good enough, to the ones constantly searching for your flaws. But for you to be the best, you need to ignore your flaws and do your best.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“Your best will never be good enough, to the ones constantly searching for your flaws. But for you to be the best, you need to ignore your flaws and do what is the best.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No man is good enough from whom we don’t learn anything negative and no man is bad enough from whom we don’t learn anything positive!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Geneen Roth
“Every good enough mother teaches her child that no matter how bad it seems- no matter how many rejections or scraped knees or broken bones there are- it is going to be okay. Maybe not the way we wanted or hoped it would be, but still okay. A good parent returns a child to the place where she can trust that although she might be bitter or hateful for a moment, it's not the end of the world. There is love here. There is light and quiet here. There is peace.”
Geneen Roth, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide