“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure… Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
– Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love
After sharing my personal “Video Vision Board” with my more than 10,000 readers last year, I received a lot of comments and questions. One of the ones that stood out the most for me was this one:
“Hey Fabienne, just watched the You Tube video. It’s awesome. I’m not sure what it is that keeps me from living in the music of possibility. I keep holding myself to something small like “Hoping for another client this month.” And here you are on Oprah and making videos with Bono. So cool!! What do I need to drop in order to step in to ‘YES’ and let go of ‘HUH?’.”
An amazing question, especially since not everyone is brave enough to “go there”. What I’ve witnessed is that many people have massive doubt about their ability to do something BIG in this world, including myself up until a couple of years ago.
And because we’re doubtful about our ABILITY to accomplish something BIG, we don’t allow ourselves the chance to think big, for fear of failing miserably and confirming our own original thoughts. The self-doubt gets hold of us even BEFORE we begin to craft our vision. So we keep playing a mediocre game and living a mediocre life as a result (mediocre, in the sense that your life is probably ‘good enough’ now, but it could be SO much sweeter and richer, if you allowed yourself to play bigger.)
The solution? It’s time to drop is the self-doubt and live in FAITH. (In the word “Faith”, I mean, self-assuredness, not religion.) Most people continue to play small because of feelings of unworthiness. We’ve all been put down in our lives, especially in our childhood, and sometimes by the people we thought we were the safest with. And we’ve pushed down our big thinking and play a “beige” existence.
Enough of the beige existence. Enough mediocrity. You ARE enough. You are NOT inadequate. In fact, you are powerful beyond measure. There is nothing you cannot accomplish if you believe in yourself. There is nothing you cannot accomplish if you move past the fear of failure or the fear of really being “seen” in a big way. This is your time to shine.
You, me, Bono, Oprah… we’re all just people. They still brush their teeth and have indigestion sometimes, like we do. But the difference is that they simply made the DECISION to play big one day. And then they BELIEVED. They were scared too, and they did it anyway. They too didn’t know HOW they were going to fulfill their big dreams (I certainly don’t have a thoroughly mapped out plan for how I will reach mine, but I believe they’ll happen) but they went for it anyway. That’s all.
Your Client Attraction Assignment:
I recommend you work on your OWN big vision, starting tonight. Make a list of people you admire greatly and what they’ve accomplished in the world. Then, get inspired by that and create your own list of what YOU would accomplish if you could do anything. (HINT: you can.) And whenever you start thinking, “What? ME… do THIS?” then it means it’s EXACTLY what you should be shooting for. All you need to do is look for the opportunities and get support to manifest your vision. That is when your life will become even sweeter and richer.
There’s a saying I love: “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.” I don’t know who first coined this phrase, but it’s recently become one of my favorites, a mantra I’ve adopted. Have it become yours too. I assure you that you CAN do this. Go for it! I’m here to support you.
Fabienne Fredrickson, The Client Attraction Mentor, is founder of the Client Attraction System TM , the proven step-by-step program that shows you exactly how to attract more clients, in record time…guaranteed. To get your free Audio CD by mail and receive her weekly marketing & success mindset articles on attracting more high-paying clients and dramatically increasing your income, visit www.ClientAttraction.com.