I am currently taking a series of Talent Development workshops called “Dream, Believe, Achieve”. During one session we talked about how we often hold ourselves back from reaching our full potential. What really struck me is how we are often more fearful of our potential than we are of our shortcomings. The reason is that while we are aware of our shortcomings, we are not aware of our true potential.
In her book, “Return to Love”, Marianne Williamson elaborates on this fear about our potential with such brevity and clarity that I wish to pass along to you. She writes: “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, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s 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 liberates others.”
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