I absolutely love this, Jenn!! Nelson Mandela's words truly touched my heart!! Seriously... why are we afraid of success????? I do this to myself over and over again. I make some progress, then I make an excuse and slip back to the starting point, my "comfort zone." Am I afraid of "the light" -- of my own success?? I really have to think about this one a little more.
Sonya - Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and being so honest. For the most part, I love the spotlight (well, at least I think I do... after reading Nelson Mandela, who knows!?). But, you know with the spotlight comes attention. The attention could be a good thing, as long as we are going down the right path.... but if we slip, more people notice than ever before!! I think THAT is the scary part. What if we make all this progress, then slide backwards? Have we let people down? But like NM says, "Your playing small does not serve the world." If we are in hiding because we are afraid of our success (or failure after success), we are not serving anyone... not God, our families, this community, and most certainly not ourselves. And, BTW - your results ARE fabulous!!!
Debbie - SO GLAD you are out of the darkness, girl!! You are always a light to me every time I read your posts.
Jeremy - Can't wait to see those pics!!