When I talk to people who are interested in coaching with me, I ask them what they want to create.
They have beautiful dreams for their businesses. They want to break the cycle of poverty for their family. They want to pay cash for their kids’ college tuition. They want to buy a beautiful house for their family to live in together.
Then I ask, “What’s holding you back from creating what you dream of?”
Want to know the #1 answer I hear?
“I’m not worthy.”
They don’t feel worthy of earning more money, having more fun, or creating more freedom.
They wonder, who am I to think I deserve this?
They worry, what people will think of me?
Today I’ll answer with the beautiful words of Marianne Williamson:
“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, fabulous? 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 you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. 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.”
Listen to me.
You are powerful beyond measure.
You were made for more.
It’s time to stop playing small.
Step up. Shine. Become who you were meant to be.
Because you were born worthy. And nothing you have done or not done can take that away.
August 2, 2019