How You Can Help Others Be Their Best
We were raised to be humble, to be gracious and kind, and to never ever boast about how wonderful we are. And so, we shrink ourselves. We play small in everything we do, for fear of upsetting those around us, worried that we might offend if we play big. By playing small though, we reinforce these lessons to all of those around us. We tell the young women in our life that they too should live to a fraction of their worth. And we tell our best friends, our sisters, and ourselves that our biggest, most beautiful, most vibrant versions of ourselves shouldn't be seen.
That thought process ends here. From here on out, let it go. Playing small is serving no one - not you, not those around you, and not anyone who has ever witnessed your greatness. Let it out - play big and take up the space you are so deserving of. You were put on this earth with beautiful and unique gifts - and you, only you, have the ability to share those with the world. So who are you to play big? Who are you NOT to play big? Step into yourself and shine bright - in doing so, you will elevate everyone around you.
“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