“No matter what I do, I’m not good enough.”
That’s a thought that plagues many. For some, it’s an occasional thought focused on a particular situation. For others, the thought is global and is always present. It attaches to any situation or interaction, and it almost always generates feelings of shame.
Why do some of us struggle so much with this? And what can we do about it?
Let’s start with causes and a description of how it manifests, then go on to strategies you can use to deal with it.