I still remember when I heard this phrase for the first time - and it blew my mind.
I was in my twenties.
I had come in for a chiropractic adjustment, but it seemed they didn't have me on the schedule. As I stood at the front desk awkwardly, not sure when I'd be able to come back in, the doctor himself caught a glance at my face from across the room.
With a twinkle in his eye, he casually called out, "Don't worry Amanda, you're doing everything right!"
I know he was only talking about my scheduling skills, but somehow I had heard it on a deeper level. In that moment, it was both a deep balm to my soul, and also too much to take in.
I had to say it several times in my head to try to make sense of it - and I watched my mind fight back against it every time-
I'm doing EVERYTHING right??
(nah, surely not everything!)
I'm doing everything RIGHT??
(come on, not even close!)
I'M doing everything right??
(oh please, who do you think you are?)
Why couldn't I believe this? Why couldn't I take it in?
Why could I hardly even hear the words?
Why couldn't I even think that was possible???
Even at that young point in my life, I had been in personal growth work for several years. And there is a dangerous side to self-help books, programs, even coaching and therapy too (and I say this as a fan and a paying client of ALL of these things). It is possible to receive the message "You're doing it wrong, all wrong," and that you need a bunch of Hard Work to even be acceptable or worthy as a human.
That's where all the personal work in the world can backfire, and that's where I had been living - I was doing all these things (including that chiropractor) in order to "fix" my "broken" or "unacceptable" or "not yet good enough" self.
(Case in point, how many provacative emails have you gotten saying "everything you know about _________ is wrong"?)
It turns out, that is NOT a healthy approach or reason for me to invest energy and resources into myself. That mindset is like an old skool set of training wheels I once needed that now just slows me down.
You are INCREDIBLE, as you ALREADY ARE, and YOU Are Doing Everything Right.
This is my painting about it - and it's your invitation to try on that phrase today and notice any side effects :)
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PS, don't let the fun stop with you - who in your life needs to hear this phrase today? Hey spouse/kiddo/client/co-worker/boss/friend/sibling, you're doing everything right!
Hi, I'm Amanda
And I like sticky subjects!