This question is basically talking about how you make decisions. Do you play it safe and take one step after another, or do you take risks?
People that are successful in life (& business) take risks! They do what feels right, albeit a little scary at times, and they go for it! They trust that it is going to work out and that they will find a way to make it happen. People who climb their way up, wait until each step is laid out for them and until it feels just right. Well the problem is that it is never going to feel just right and they end up never getting to the top (or to their end goal).
Taking risks is scary BUT in order to grow, and make leaps & bounds, you need to be stretched out of your comfort zone. Playing it safe (& small) won’t get you anywhere. I love this quote by Marianne Williamson, and I just have to share it with you.
“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’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.”
It’s funny, after I started telling people our dream was to move to California, I noticed people around me starting to talk about carrying out some of their dreams. One person is even seriously looking into buying a resort on an island! I LOVE it!!
Are you ready to leap and let your light shine? Are you ready to stop playing small and start playing big? What is one thing you would love to do (in life or career)? Are you ready to throw away that ladder and really go for it?
Sir Richard Branson started selling airline seats before he even had an airplane. I bet that made him get moving! Imagine we all had the courage to take such huge leaps when we’re passionate about something or when we have a brilliant idea…something to think about 🙂