Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure
We ask ourselves “who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do so
Culled from Akeelah and the Bee
If you haven’t read those words above before, please do. And if if have read themm before, please do, repeating each word carefully and making sure you get the literal meaning of each sentence.
Sometimes, we think we are not good enough. Most times, we actually think we are too good enough to fail at a particular thing, so we get scared to do it. When we are put to something, not necessarily a leadership position, but a position that requires beauty, brain, talent, or any other thing, we start wondering who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous but the real question is who are we not to?
You should put efforts in anything we are doing, as long as what we are doing is right. You really don’t know who is being affected by the little or big things you do.
A very quick instance, I used to be on lowcut and I kind of looked like Chidinma Ekile then. It was the beginning of a new session at school, I had a scarf on which covered my hair totally. I was out with m friends when one guy just came to me asking if I had starting making my hair.
I was first wondering why he was asking me, I answered no and he said I shouldn’t make my hair because he sees Chidinma anytime he sees me and if he can’t meet Chidinma, at least he can always meet me. It was funny and we all laughed, but when I got home and was thinking about it, I haven’t met him before but the guy has always known me.
You don’t know who is affected by your actions, you should always put extra efforts in doing right. Someone might be waiting for us to shine, just before they can take the action to shine.