A friend shared this video with me a couple of years ago. I lost the link and recently rediscovered the video. The images are inspiring, but the words– especially the Marianne Williamson quote– are so awesome.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
“Our Greatest Fear” by Marianne Williamson
The more I read or hear these lines, the more I believe this is true for a lot of people (myself included). We stay in our comfort zone because it’s easier to be average, to not stand out and to coast along. We don’t…let me speak for myself. I don’t want to deal with maximizing my potential. I used to think this attitude was a type of laziness, but I’ve come to realized it’s really fear thanks to a terrific and supportive group of women I’m part of and being guided by generous GG Renee.
In my case, it’s fear of rocking my relationship boats. I’ve been this version of Zuri for so long. People are comfortable with her. Used to her. I worry that people won’t like or accept the next version of Zuri should I step out of my safe space. Which is crazy because my family and friends are super, crazy support of me and my often changing interests.
I also fear the new expectations that will come with living my greatness. Right now, I don’t have to do much meet folks expectations. I can give minimal effort and/or the appearance of maximum effort (I’m really good at looking busy/productive) and people are impressed or satisfied.
But I’m not happy and I’m not fulfilled.
So my plan for 2015 is to stop playing small. It’s a bit scary, but it’s something that I need to do.
I hope this video inspires you. And I hope that if you’re not living your greatness at the moment, you will take steps to do so.