So often we find ourselves playing small. Not talking about our accomplishments or even acknowledging them to ourselves. Why do we do this? Why don’t we give ourselves permission to be Exceptional?
Perhaps it is the limited beliefs that have been ingrained in us from childhood. Growing up we are told things like, ‘Don’t be boastful, don’t outshine others, don’t talk about yourself too much – it may make others feel bad about themselves’.
These limiting perspectives have been taken out of context by many. There is a difference between overly bragging and just quietly and confidently stepping into our greatness with humble acknowledgement.
And why would we do this? Well…it allows for us to become a greater version of ourselves and to really see how wonderful we are but it also allows for others to have the confidence and strength to realize their greatness.
As Marianne Williamson says, ‘as we let our own light shine, as we are liberated from our fear, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. Our presence automatically liberates others’.
If you stepped into a room of 100 people that was plunged into darkness due to an electrical shortage, would you and everyone in the room be better off if you sat in darkness with them OR…would the room greatly benefit if you reached into your bag and pulled out a flashlight, allowing everyone to see?
The question is, why don’t we do this in our everyday life?
Next time you find yourself playing small/holding back, take a couple of minutes to think about what realising your potential could mean for you but also for others.
Commit to shine brightly and step into your greatness everyday (not matter how small that step may initially be).
To an Exceptional Existence,