Turns out this self-development work is not for the faint of heart. It takes grit and determination, patience and vulnerability. It’s not uncommon to want to quit and revert to the old you, the safe you, the surface level you. In the world of self-development, we call this “playing small.”
“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy and creativity to name a few.” -Brené Brown
So, what are you listening to? Your head or your heart? How do you make decisions when it comes to the important stuff? When it comes to love, forgiveness, grace, or taking a leap of faith? What lens do you choose to look through? Is your pride the one calling the shots? Does your ego drive your life? Is it fear that keeps you playing small? Or, is it love?