If you’re tired of playing small, it’s time to start living bigger. That’s why in this article, we’re going to teach you how to stop playing small and start taking charge of your life. We’ll show you how to develop a growth mindset, find your passion, and start living the life of your dreams. So what are you waiting for? Start living bigger today!
One of the things I see people do far too often is play small. Sometimes really small. And I hate it. (Nothing like coming right out the gate and just saying what you really mean right?)
Stop Playing Small And Start Living Bigger
Despite the fact they may be amazing talented at something, brilliant at a particular skill or radiant in certain circumstances, they water that talent down, hide their skill or dull their radiance. Deliberately. Why? Maybe you can tell me beautiful you in a comment below, but I think it’s likely to be a myriad of reasons from things like not wanting to stand out too much, not wanting to draw critique or criticism, fear of getting torn down and yes, fear of getting lifted up too.
It’s beyond beautifully true what Marianne Williamson said in her incredible book ‘A Return to Love.’
“Your playing small does not serve the world.”
There is such truth in that. When you play small something you could create that may have the potential to change someone’s life, remains just an idea. When you play small you don’t give yourself permission to be the ‘real’ you, with you paying the ultimate price in lack of authenticity for doing so. When you play small you hide. When you play small you dull the light that surrounds not only you but others too.
So if you’re holding yourself back, dumbing yourself down, dimming your light and hiding behind someone else or even under your bed – it’s time to come out.
That world Marianne Williamson is talking about? It’s your world too and we need you. We so need you to shine.
Here are my best tips how…
Give up the need to please others. Do what pleases you, what makes you shine bright. What makes you feel your most beautiful and best. Put you and your needs and desires first.
Learn once and for all that you can NOT – no matter how clever you think you may be – control what others think of you. Not only can you not control it beautiful you – sometimes you can’t even influence it. Go figure. Just be concerned with what YOU think.
Whenever your most special skills and talents lie also lies a key to happiness, confidence, clarity and so much more. Don’t deny yourself that divine key out of fear. Happiness, confidence and clarity are BIG life wants right? And they can be yours if you stand up and reach out for them. Something you cannot do if you’re playing small.
Dulling out your light also dulls the light of others. Be a shining trailblazer and give silent permission to others to do the same. And just watch your life change for the better.
You only get one life. Remember that. Better is it not to ride through in a blaze of glory than anything less? You better believe it.
How can you play a bigger game beautiful you? How can you shine brighter? Reach higher? Be taller?
Turn your light on. Marianne, I and the rest of the world are waiting to see you.
It’s time to start living a life that’s bigger than what you’re currently doing. Sure, it might be challenging at first, but by following the advice given in this blog, you’ll be on your way to achieving success in no time! Stay tuned for more updates on how to stop playing small and start living bigger!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I stop playing small in life?
Make a commitment to the experience. We are frequently stuck because we believe that we must first have the perfect strategy or vision before we can begin.
Recover and re-energize…
Stop living in a hurry…
Have a clear idea of what you want…
Challenges can be a source of strength.
Get a Glimpse of Reality…
Give up on achieving your objectives.
What does letting myself play small mean?
to avoid taking chances and taking steps that could cause issues or make you feel uncomfortable, resulting in you not achieving your goals: Our actions are motivated by our anxieties, insecurities, and poor self-worth when we play small.
How do you know if you are playing small?
You hold your breath till you’re asked. The Reality: If you wait to be asked, you may never get the chance….
You are defeated by fear.
The Truth: When God gives us a gift, we must make it known to the rest of the world.
Criticism breaks you down.
The Reality: No one is flawless, and no one is going to love you.