The question, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” causes us to stop…and think…and wonder…and dream. It can also bring up feelings of fear because of the power it holds and reminds me of this quote by Marianne Willamson:
“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 and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. 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 in Return to Love
I believe that greatness is within each one of us, and even when fear is clouding our ability to see our greatness, the greatness is there. I know I need to remind myself to play a bigger game, to push my comfort zone, and to trust that I’m in the right place at the right time.
Fear has it’s purpose to protect us and keep us safe, but it also wants to keep us right where we are. We need to recognize that fear is there, thank it for trying to protect us and push our comfort zone anyway.
What would YOU do if you knew you could not fail? What risks would you take, whose life would you change, what difference would you make in the world, what kind of legacy would you leave?
I discovered this video in a tweet by Gina Bell @ginabell for the International Association of Women in Business Online, IAWBO and felt very moved by it. I hope you enjoy it too.
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