We do that to ourselves regularly.
I’m not good (fill in the word) enough.
We ARE good enough. We are sufficient to the task. Sure we need help and as we take the action the answers are there.
You are needed. Remember these wise words from Helen Keller:
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Never tell yourself no
I was in awe reading a section in the Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. For years I have made the statement; ”You may be the only person that helps someone become who they are supposed to be.”
There, in this reprint of an 1848 original my belief is captured:
“We cannot forebear relating an instance in which this characteristic was displayed. Being on a visit to Baltimore, about the close of the Revolution, curiosity led him to a debating society, where he was struck by the eloquence of a young man, a druggist’s clerk. He ascertained his name, sought an interview, and advised him to study law. The youth stated frankly that his poverty was an insuperable impediment in the way. Mr. Chase at once offered him a seat at his table and free access to his extensive library. The young man gratefully accepted the kind offer, went through a course of legal studies, and was admitted to the bar, after passing a examination with distinguished ability. That young man was William Pinkney, afterward Attorney General of the United States, and minister for the same at the Court of Great Britain.”
The world was forever changed through the actions of Mr. Chase.
You can distinguish yourself today through action in the lives you touch.