I remember in college when I first heard and was asked to memorize these powerful words written by Marianne Wilson and incorrectly rumored to be said by Mandela
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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
These words speak volumes and as an organizer and change maker challenges me to lose my fear of pursuing the great, that the unfathomable possibilities are just waiting for you and me to seek and journey towards them.
The ideas we all know would simply lift the burden, break the chain can happen, and will happen when W edecide to enable others to achieve that purpose with us
Today, think bigger then the possible, bigger then the winnable. PURSUE THE UNWINNABLE AND YOU WILL HAVE A HAND IN Truly CHANGEING THE WORLD.