we gain access to our worthiness---
the feeling that we are enough just as we are
and that we are worthy of love and belonging.
When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves
from the parts of our lives that don't fit
with who we think we are supposed to be,
we stand outside of our story
and hustle for our worthiness
by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving.
Our sense of worthiness---
that critically important piece
that give us access to love and belonging---
lives inside of our story.
Brene Brown - The Gifts of Imperfection