My Deepest Fear…

Dr. Success Challenge: For the next 30 days, look yourself in the mirror and recite this first person adaptation of Marianne William’s famous passage. Keep track of changes in your personal confidence during the 30 days. Keep track of days it is easy to do, and days that it is difficult. Keep track of the lines that you stubble on. Those are areas of your personal confidence you might want to work on.
My Deepest Fear
My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate.
My deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure.
It is my light, not my darkness that most frightens me.
I ask myself, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who am I not to be?
I am a child of God. My playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around me.
I am meant to shine, as children are.
I was born to make manifest the glory of God that is within me. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as I let my own light shine, I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As I am liberated from our own fear, my presence automatically liberates others.”

This first person adaptation of the inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).

Thank you,
Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD
Dr. Success™

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About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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