The other night we had a speaker come and talk to our Girl Scouts about being the best version of themselves....a concept far from their minds. These girls are only concerned about survival. They don't have time to conceptualize failure and rising above their situations. The speaker had some valid points about how to compartmentalize your fear and to change your mindset of being one from "I showed up merely not to lose" to "I came to WIN". She used this quote from renowned author Marianne Williamson's book A Return to Love. I loved it. I printed it out and have it taped on my desk and I use it as a daily affirmation to myself.....
“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.”
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!