How come kids don’t eat broccoli? Well maybe because it’s green, smells funny and it looks like a small tree. I suggest most kids won’t eat broccoli due to the fear it will taste bad. It’s funny how quickly we learn fear. That’s right…fear is a learned emotion in which we spend the rest of our lives attempting to overcome our fears.
What opportunities, dreams or ambitions have you let slip through your hands because you allowed fear to stop you in your tracks? Imagine where your life might be if you acted differently (maybe you’d like broccoli) or if you stopped undermining your success by minimizing expectations?
Thinking small comes from doubt and uncertainty. We unconsciously minimize our expectations for many reasons. The biggest of all is FEAR.
– The fear of failure or disappointment.
– The fear of change.
– The fear of worthiness.
– The fear of humiliation or shame.
– The fear of loss.
Each of these categories will be addressed in depth in further blogs, however for today’s discussion lets focus on fear in general.
If you have read much of my content you know that overcoming fear is essential to unlocking your full potential. Tapping into your in greatness requires letting go of your fears and taking action. What awards or accolades have ever been given for playing small?
Especially in today’s world, those who dare to be bold achieve success. Success is achieved by those who are willing to step outside their comfort zone. Those who have dared to be great at some point have experienced fear. The difference in those who have achieved success is they didn’t allow their fears to define them. They embraced their fears and took action anyway. Most of our fears are not rooted in reality, but are based in false assumptions, irrational thoughts and previous experiences that have very little relevance in the person you have become.
Action is the elixir to fear and doubt. Overcome your uncertainty by taking a step forward. With each step you will build self-confidence, which will quiet the voice within.
Ask yourself this question… “where am I playing small in life?” Stop and think hard about this. Then ask yourself, “Why? How does this serve me or humanity?” Embrace your fear and take action. It is time to unleash your inner greatness. Our time on this planet is finite, we each need to step up and claim our greatness and leave our world a better place.
Live inspired, be abundant and fulfill your destiny,