We’ve all experienced fear on some level. While some experience a fear of death, others experience a fear of social situations, or public speaking. Yet, probably the most renowned and common fear is that of failure.
Entrepreneurs, and those of you starting / running a private practice, are especially prone to this, because you are the ones who are taking the risks and putting yourselves out there. Therefore, by default, you are the ones more likely to fail. While many successful entrepreneurs encourage us to not fear failure, but rather embrace it and learn from it, it is easier said then done.
Recently, however, I came across a clip from the movie, Coach Carter, in which a member of the team gives a profound speech to his coach. In this speech, he goes on to reveal our deepest fear – deeper even than the fear of failure. Watch the video below to find out more:
And, here it is again:
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. 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 were all meant to shine as children do. 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.
So, next time you feel inadequate, or fear failing, remember that you are meant to shine! And, by doing so, you’ll help others do the same!
Watch this space for more inspirational videos like the one above!
Samantha Carvalho is the Chief Marketing Officer of Practice of the Practice. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and kitten. Over and above Practice of the Practice, she is passionate about women empowerment, fashion, and animals.