When You’re Just Not Good Enough

Have you ever felt that you’re not good enough? Many people feel they’re not good enough at specific tasks or skills; but there is a deeper, more sinister belief that affects all areas of life. For a lot of people this belief goes undetected; and the individual will consciously assume that things keep going wrong for them, or that forces outside themselves are causing their problems and failures.

A core belief of not being good enough doesn’t necessarily refer to anything in particular; it is an overall, general belief of not being good enough – for anything. If you take a moment to imagine believing that you are not good enough for anything you’ll realize the impact that belief can have on a person’s life. And because it’s a core subconscious belief, there is no way to reason it away or use logic to change it. It’s a program – you can’t change it using logic any more than you could reason with your computer to change its programming through logic.

The belief of not being good enough is a very common one. One of the reasons for this is the way we are raised in our society. Even in the most supportive of families there can be an emphasis on discipline that expects more from the child than he is able to give. Another reason is that our early life experiences are interpreted by the subconscious and given meaning. These meanings are not based on logic or reason but on the rest of our experiences.

You May not Recognize it

The existence of this core belief (like many of our core beliefs) can be difficult for the conscious mind to accept since it may have no logical explanation. In other words, the conscious mind may see logically that you are good enough; however, the subconscious is referencing an entirely different database than the conscious mind.

While the conscious mind uses reason and logic, the subconscious is using references from past experienceregardless of logic and reason. And the data held in the subconscious is not necessarily an accurate record of what you experienced – it is an interpretation of that experience by the subconscious. This is what can make it so difficult to change (or even find) limiting beliefs using the conscious mind – to the conscious mind most of this data will make no sense at all.

For example:

If, as a child, your parents always followed a “well done” with a “but next time,…” or  “ but you could have …” or “but you should have…” while your conscious mind may understand that they are doing this to help you improve, your subconscious may interpret this pattern to mean you are not good enough, and you are never going to be good enough.


Your parents are strategically and logically pushing you to constantly improve. They don’t want you to settle or make do; they want you to live up to your potential. It’s a perfectly logical plan: never just say “well done” – that would imply there’s no room for improvement. There’s always room for improvement; so, your parents always give you a “but” after a “well done”. It makes perfect logical sense to the conscious mind. And you may consciously not only understand this, but appreciate it as well.


Because the subconscious has no ability to reason, use logic, or judge right and wrong, it has a completely different way of interpreting and referencing experiences. This will be largely based on your life experiences to date, how those have been interpreted and filed by your subconscious, and how all of your experiences are now filtered through the combination of that data.

This means that your subconscious may interpret the “but” to mean you should have done better. And over time, the fact that “well done” is always followed by a “but” may be interpreted by your subconscious as you are never good enough. Then, depending on the filters (the rest of the data your subconscious holds) the result may be:

* You find that you never finish a project you start

Whenever you get close to finishing something, your subconscious refers to the record it holds – the “fact” that you are not good enough – and then prompts your brain to trigger your organs to release chemicals that give you certain feelings. These feelings will be given meaning by your conscious mind – perhaps: boredom; tiredness; there’s not enough time; there’s so much else to do; I can’t do this; it’s too late; I feel ill; I need to do something more important; this isn’t going to work… and so many other possibilities.

* You find that no matter how hard you try, people don’t seem to appreciate what you do

Your subconscious prompts your brain to trigger your organs to release chemicals that cause the feelings of insecurity, mistrust, fear and anxiety. Or it prompts your brain to prompt your body to produce chemicals that will result in your conscious mind making decisions that will cause you to fall short of expectations. You may lose interest; you may feel unappreciated – whatever you’re feeling is the result of chemicals produced at the prompting of your subconscious in order to keep you in line with your “truth” – that you are not good enough.

There are, of course, many more possibilities and combinations – all caused by the original core record that your subconscious is referring to that provides its “evidence” that you are not good enough. The evidence is based on your subconscious interpretation of your experience – and to your subconscious it is a cold, hard fact.

What’s the Solution?

The great news is that while these original records are not easy to change using the conscious mind since logic and reason have no effect on the subconscious, they are easy to change using FasterEFT. The reason for this is that FasterEFT works with the subconscious rather than the conscious mind, and it is designed to go directly to the original record and change it. You don’t need to know consciously what that record is or where it came from since your subconscious will do that work. All you need to do is notice how you know you have a problem, and then use the FasterEFT technique to clear it until it flips.

For more information on how our problems are created, read: The REAL Cause of All Your Problems.

For guidance on how to use the FasterEFT technique, read: The FasterEFT Technique – Step-by-Step.

To watch videos on FasterEFT visit the FasterEFT YouTube Channel.

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