Honestly? I don’t blog as often as I want to because I want it perfect (or nearly perfect) every time!! This was my waking insight this morning… How often have I had something inspirational or encouraging to share and I have not shared. I constantly have inspiring thoughts going through my head – someone’s amazing story to share, a wonderful connection with someone, the way that nature expresses itself so beautifully…
I am so sorry. I get great feedback from blogs and articles I’ve written, telecalls I run, events I host (they’re so fun – I get my clients together and share news of achievements and breakthroughs) and messages I share when I speak. So if what I do (when I do it) is an encouragement or support to people – how dare I hold back, in case it’s not quite right or I don’t feel ready?!
Yes I’ve had a little wake-up call, and maybe it won’t be the only one… (actually it’s not the only one) but I’ll just keep throwing myself out of the comfort zone by writing or sharing honestly how I feel, what I think etc. And who has time to get everything perfect?!
My concern is not so much about spelling or grammar, but wanting to write in a way that includes people, doesn’t offend people, makes people feel valued, supported or encouraged. Well guess what Kerrie?! Not everyone will like it, people will include or exclude themselves, or choose to be offended! Not much I can do there!!
So maybe you’ll read and smile, or squirm, or get annoyed and delete, or even send me nasty letters (ouch!) but I’ll just be me, a girl who’s having a go and not letting anything keep me from my destiny.
I am so inspired, challenged and cheered on by a quote I included in my first published book. Spoken by Nelson Mandela, written by his speech-writer Marianne Williamson… There’s no words I can add to it, so this is it from me. (I do hope that reading this has been beneficial for you though!) ;-)
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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.
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.