We work together as a team. No person is an island and no person should work in isolation. Most goals are designed to be reached i coordination with others. Additionally, no one should think that they should go through the ordeal on their own, that the objectives should be reached on their own merits.
You are sufficient, as an individual. You are enough within your own right, but when the storms of life are raging and objectives and performance targets must be achieved., you are not enough, nor should you be all that is needed. Involve the team. Involve mentors and coaches and peers. Your growth will accelerate and escalate when you realize and say to yourself, “I am not enough.”
I Am Not Enough
In search of wisdom I think vanity
Will hide the weakness of humanity,
As ego converts the truth into lies.
Misguided in the darkness I confuse
Reality with an elegant ruse;
What I surmise as wisdom is not wise.
Sometimes rejected, the world will mock me
And life will rock me, and friends will shock me,
Reminding me that I am not that tough.
Though I consider myself fully grown;
The evidence is present and has shown;
When I am in need, I am not enough.
I am proud of being spontaneous,
With wit that’s sharp and instantaneous
And eloquent when speaking off the cuff.
I state opinions with precision
Use intellect to discuss religion;
An empty vessel who’s seeking more stuff.
The myth of the person who is self-made.
The courageous one who’s never afraid.
Gregarious in the face of trials.
Despite a vivid personality,
I’m stuck with the truth and the reality
That something is missing behind the smiles.
A goal in life is to be prominent;
To play a role, forceful and dominant;
Confident life, will never call my bluff;
A revelation is inside of me;
Doubt points to an innate deficiency.
I was created for community,
When I am alone, I am not enough.
And when friends have aching hearts filled with grief;
I search for the right words to bring relief,
But silence is all that I can bestow.
The pain seems permanent as I confess,
To being anemic and powerless,
Aware that my incompetence might show.
I often question what I see in me;
An arrogant idol, a deity;
I cannot survive independently;
I finally came to the conclusion,
That life without God is an illusion;
When I was lost and bound; He set me free.
When I deliver all I can provide,
I still fall short of being satisfied;
Love has made me a diamond in the rough.
I bask in the splendor of His brilliance;
I ask the Lord to give me resilience;
Until I’m with Him, I am not enough.
Copyright © 2013 Orlando Ceaser
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