Do you sometimes feel that you are inadequate, that you are not good enough?
I will talk about that today. But before I speak, let me share with you this poem from Marianne Williamson
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.
My biggest challenge as a leader is not to find the best people, but to help people bring out the best in them. Leaders are salespersons. They must sell greatness hidden in the very people they serve.
Many people do not embrace their greatness. They measure themselves based on their past mediocre and inadequate performances. And what is their excuse? They have meager amount of talent. They aren’t good enough because they don’t have enough.
And that is not true. Some of us aren’t “good enough” because we gave more attention to our limitations that we neglected the use of our powers.
It is in discovering and embracing one talent that will lead us to another…and the use of newly found talents will lead us to some more.
And when we discover it in ourselves, we shall also discover it in others.
That’s because we will start to recognize it easily having recognized it in ourselves. It is like having your eyes closed for very long, believing that you were blind, and now that you have opened them you start seeing beauty and wonders you have not imagined nor thought about before.
You are not inadequate. You have powers. And when you use those powers you will become powerful beyond measure.
Have a great powerful day my friend.