Just because you believe something doesn't mean it's true.
Your brain will tell you anything to keep you safe. "You can't, you're not good enough, you're too much, you're not enough, just don't try..." Your brain is trying to protect you by keeping you small, hidden, safe. You believe the thoughts because your brain said them with such certainty.
Now read that first line again. Thank your clever brain for trying to help, but also... It may not be telling you the truth.
Joanne Mackie, LMHC, CCTP