I love this excerpt from Marianne Williamson. When I first read it many years ago, it struck a chord in me.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
Actually, who are you NOT to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is
nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won’t feel insecure around we.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same. As we are
liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech – 1994
From Marianne Williamson’s The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life
I often ask my clients where do you hide out in your life? Where do you sell yourself short?
Think about these questions this week and consider how you can change that. Come up with a plan. Remember that when you show your light, you bring out the light in others.
Have a great week!
Career Planning Coach