You Were Meant To Shine: Stop Playing Small

Posted: March 11, 2012 in Motivational

Mahatma Gandhi said that we all ought to be the change we desire to see in the world. If you don’t like the way things are done in your setting, start by changing yourself. What are the basics of creating positive change? You can shape your destiny either for the better or for the worse. For the better, it will mainly involve the adoption of a positive mind, it will involve the inculcation of the spirit and driving force to become a better you, it will involve the acquisition of the virtual mind of where you desire to be; your DESTINY and it will involve the skills to evaluate yourself as an individual. Destiny, the predetermined course of events, is closely related to success, the achievement of an objective, which means you can set a perfect DESTINY as an objective and achieve it; then we call you SUCCESSFUL. I reiterate the words of H. E. Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, during the 5th anniversary of the Youth Development Fund, when he said that we must all decide to be successful which stamps the fact that SUCCESS is a decision and so is DESTINY.

That is the CENTRAL DOGMA.

This week we will be looking into how best we can be instrumental to the betterment of ourselves and the society we live in at large. To start us off, is something I heard from Marianne and it keeps me going daily:

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 is not just in some of us; it is 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

So after you read this post today, grab a piece of paper and brainstorm the following questions:

1. What are your talents?

2. What are you passions?

3. What can you do with these talents to shine and make a big difference?

That will in return give others the permission to do the same.

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