Playing Small

You thought about doing it. Then you remembered you can’t do things like that. Or people like you don’t. So you filed it away in your mental folder of unattainable dreams and wishes that “other people” do with their lives.

But then you saw it again. Whether in a magazine you picked up or in a Facebook post from those “other people”, it made you dream again.

What would it be like?

In a line from Marianne Williamson (often attributed to Nelson Mandela),

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?…Your playing small does not serve the world…it is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

Playing small is what you were yesterday. Today is for playing like the one that you know is there.

Step up and play.

And play big.

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