In August, something I’ve wanted for quite a while fell in my lap. “Here, Toi! We’d love it if you’d do this. You’re the perfect person for this project. It’s yours if you want it.” “Of course!!” I said enthusiastically.
Yet, in recent weeks I’ve been procrastinating, not getting much accomplished toward the end goal. Dare I say, trying to convince myself that it’s really ‘not the right project’ for the organization. As I mentioned my concerns to the Director, I had an “aha” moment. This is fear! The ‘I’m not good enough’ limiting belief showing up under the guise of doing what’s best for the organization. Sneaky little fear monger, disguised as doing something for the greater good. Fortunately, my comment was barely acknowledged as if I hadn’t even spoken. So now, being aware my limiting beliefs are once again trying to derail me, I’m all over it.
Today I’m sharing a quote that I turn to when I need to be reminded to “shine my light” in the hope that it will motivate you to do the same.
“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 notto 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.” – Marianne Williamson
Keep shining your light and keep on dreaming!