Facing My Fears……
Yesterday and today I am attending the Fresh Entrepreneur Boot Camp sponsored by Ladies Who Launch Chicago, facilitated by Traci Ellis, Attorney and Market Leader for LWL Chicago. My personal goal was to come away with the promised 90 day inspired action plan. Yesterday we “peeled back the layers of the onion” to our Life mission and I was sweating with every layer. We worked on our Vibrant Vision Statement and I found my Business Why.
Most importantly I was reminded of a quote which changed my life almost 20 years ago. The quote was as important to where I was in my journey then as to where I am in my journey now.
Drum roll please………………….
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne Williamson*
And what a fear that is. There is the fear we will find our power. The fear we will not find our power. The fear others will not understand our power. The fear we will not know how to use our power. The fear …… We could procrastinate forever because we fear failing our power. You get the picture of fear. Power comes from facing the fear and becoming our “most powerful beyond measure selves.”
Okay. I am ready………………
* “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.” by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
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