Many have a deep soulful need to unearth their passion and purpose. But rare is the woman who will actually pull it off, particularly when it is foreign and fearful. It is practically impossible to face your fate head on regardless of the fear unless you have surrounded yourself with people that are on a similar path, to growth and greatness. And that’s what speaking your truth is for me, Community. Without community this book project, Speaking Your Truth, wouldn’t even be a possibility in my world.
It’s one thing to have people who support you – it’s a wholly different to have community of people that recognize your passion, even when you don’t. And that is the world Andrea Constantine opened up for me; a community that understands my purpose and they expect nothing less from me than to achieve it. They push me forward, even when life throws obstacles and hardships in the way. On days I doubt myself, they never do. They refuse to let me talk myself out of the future I can indeed have. They refuse to let me be a victim of circumstance and call me to rise up and be significant. Just as important, they celebrate my victories, no matter how small or large. They teach me celebration has no place for analyzing failures. They recognize the path I am on and how each feat, is moving me forward and making a contribution to something much bigger than myself. They serve as a built in accountability system. They will be the first to push back when I want to give up, the first to make me stop and reassess when I am off course and make certain I always keep my word.
There are days when my path to speaking my truth tries to breathe fear into my very being and it is always at that moment my community arrives to remind me of my purpose. Speaking your truth? In summation, Marianne Williamson quote; written for Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech.
“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 manifest the glory of the 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.”
Molly Hall is the co-owner of The Ultimate Smart Solution™ a National Training company designed to help business owners and the team that supports them to powerfully connect and grow their business in a way that produces results where everyone wins. The Ultimate Smart Solution™ is the only training company in the country for employees and business owners alike to create an understanding of how to run a successful business in a way where everyone wins. www.theultimatesmartsolution.com
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