Our Deepest Fear

Posted: November 13, 2008 in Quotes
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My Marketing Research Professor shared this quote today. It took a few minutes for the power in the words to sink in but when they did WOW!

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.

-Marianne Williamson

How to often have you been that person? The person sitting there who knows the answer to the question  the teacher just asked but are to scared to raise your hand? The person who knows the solution to a problem at your company but sits in meetings hiding in the corner to scared to suggest an idea to those on a “higher pay grade”? The team member who has a great idea, a better way to do something, but are to frightened to suggest it to the boss? The person who knows they can perform at a higher level in an organization but are to scared to put their foot out there and test the waters?

Think about it-

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Comments
  1. Jane says:

    That’s good food for thought. . .

  2. Jack says:

    This quote has changed my life for ever.

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