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I am not fast enough.

I am not smart enough.

I am not strong enough.

I am not good enough.

Yet.

Yet.

The one word hanging on the end that changes a message of despair to a message of hope.

Yet.  

I hang on to it closely because if I lose it I have lost faith in myself and if I have lost faith in myself then yes, I will never be good enough.

Yet.

Added so my dissatisfaction causes self-improvement instead of self-defeat.

Yet.

Keeping my hunger for success from devouring my self-esteem.

Yet is a promise to myself.

Yet is striding, reaching, stretching for today’s best to be better than yesterday’s and expects tomorrow’s to be better than today’s.

Yet is an anticipation of greatness.

Yet is a message to my competitors that there is more to come;

that I am coming for them.

Yet acknowledges the naysayers and then spits on them:

you’re right, I’m not good enough, but I will be.

Yet does not dismiss my past accomplishments;

it proclaims that I’m not done.

Having goals is the opposite of giving up.

Tackling flaws is the opposite of accepting limitations.

Do not mistake my acknowledgement of my imperfections for doubt.

Do not mistake my current inadequacies for inability.

Do not mistake my drive for defeat.

Do not mistake my yet for yielding.

Because yes,

I am not fast enough.

I am not smart enough.

I am not strong enough.

I am not good enough.

Yet.

But I know I will be;


And that is enough.

This poem is about: 
Me
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