Who Do You Think You Are?

I’m pretty sure you have something to say. Why else would you spend your most valuable resource– your time– wiggling your fingers over the keyboard, searching for just the right way to express the latest thought trying to get out of your head?

If you are drawn to write, or speak, or post, or update, there’s a reason. Just because you don’t yet fully understand that reason yet does not make it any less real or important. Have a little faith that your desire to write is not a curse, but a blessing you will figure out.

Eventually.

You’re not Oprah

Or Sheryl Sandburg. Or the Pioneer Woman. You don’t influence millions.

True enough. But we don’t need another Oprah or anyone else.

We need you, and whatever you’ve got to teach us.

Doesn’t matter if your message reaches millions or your cul-de-sac, or that solitary soul who needs to hear it. What’s important is that you give your thoughts the chance to live outside your own head.

If you struggle with self-doubt and the Dark Chatter inside that constantly questions,

Who do you think you are?”

consider this:

“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, 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 won’t 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’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.”

 

~Marianne Williamson

Trust that there’s a reason you’re drawn to share your message, that it will become more and more clear as you practice your craft.

Go be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous.

We’re all waiting to bask in your glow.


Lela DavidsonWriting is messy. I help you find your story, craft your structure, and hold you to a plan. Because sometimes all you need is a coach in your corner.

Please write to me and let me know what you’d like to work on. If I have room in my schedule, we can set up a 15-minute interview to make sure we are a good fit!

 

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