I had a great time this past weekend with my granddaughter. We watched the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” It’s a great movie about a little girl who is very smart but lacks the confidence to dream big! She eventually transforms into the confident person that every person desires and deserves to be. I love this movie because it speaks to the issues of confidence so many young girls have and continue to have into womanhood.
It was in this movie that I was introduced to what became my favorite quote. The quote used in the movie was a paraphrase of Marianne Williamson’s book, “A Return to Love.” Re-reading this excerpt always encourages me and renews my own confidence. Through the movie I was given an opportunity to share my favorite quote with my granddaughter. She has committed to memorizing it and using it as a tool to help encourage her to build and to continue growing her confidence.
As nursing leaders, there are two things we have to do.
- Build our personal power
- Seek opportunities to do the same for others.
Here is the excerpt. I hope you enjoy it:
“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 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.
As we let our own life shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Dreaming big (vision) is a requirement for a good leader. As nursing leaders, as individuals, we are more than powerful beyond measure! You can consciously build your personal power base and let your light shine fearlessly! When you do, you will be able to comfortably and compassionately liberate others from their fears and allow them to shine.
Leadership! It’s all about you and yet it’s not all about you!
What do you do to build your personal power base up?
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Naomi is a Registered Nurse, Certified Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author and Mentor. She is owner and CEO of Consults Unlimited Inc., a Professional Life Coaching company. She is known as the Life Coach RN. As a Life Coach she specializes in helping nursing leadership “Live and Work Smarter not Harder!” With over 35 years of nursing experience, she has been in management for over 20 years.
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