Those that have struggled with depression have experienced first-hand the fight for “enoughness.” Below you will find words of inspiration meant to challenge your view of self:

“If my aim is to prove I am ‘enough,’ the project goes on to infinity-

because the battle was already lost on the day I conceded the issue was debatable.”

-Nathaniel Branden in “The Six Pillars of Self Esteem”

“I am my own biggest critic.

Before anyone else has criticized me,

I have already criticized myself.

But for the rest of my life,

I am going to be with me

and I don’t want to spend my life

with someone who is always critical.

So I am going to stop being my own critic.

It’s high time that I accept

all the great things about me.”

– C. Joybell C.

“Never rearrange your life in order to meet Mr. Darcy half way. If he couldn’t see your worth at the moment you met then he won’t two years later. May the halls of Pemberly be filled with his regrets and your life filled with thankfulness because of this revelation.”

― Shannon L. Alder

“It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“They are called, “SELF-worth” and “SELF-esteem” for a reason… we can’t let others decide what we are worth, that is so dangerous!”

― Jaeda DeWalt

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”

― Shannon L. Alder