I've got a question for you. . . could you actually be the one blocking your own SHINE? Think about it for a moment and be honest. I know it's easy to point the finger and blame other people for what we don't have and what we haven't accomplished but if we are honest, sometimes we are our biggest problem.
Whether it is negative self-talk, procrastination or self-sabotage, we can often be our worst enemy. I challenge you today to take a look at your life. Where you are now and where you want to be. Think about your goals and aspirations and your deepest desires. Then, ask yourself what's stopping you?
If your confidence needs a kick-start, why don't you begin by giving yourself permission to be Brilliant. That's right, don't ask for permission or wait for someone to grant you permission. Begin today by giving YOURSELF permission to be brilliant and to SHINE.
You are bold, brilliant and beautiful by design and you were created to SHINE. Have a little talk with yourself, and if you have found yourself dimming down personally or professionally, make adjustments where needed. If it requires you to speak up in certain situations, to put your name of a list of consideration, or to take a risk and try something new, I challenge you today to get out of your own way and give yourself permission to be SHINE.
I absolutely love the quote by Oscar Wilde. "Be Yourself because everyone else is already taken". It is simple yet so profound. So often we spend countless hours trying to be like someone else, and at the same time, totally neglecting the beautiful, brilliant unique being that God created us to be.
I challenge you today, to embrace who you are and celebrate!!! There never has and there never will be another YOU. God didn't make a mistake when He created you. He custom created you and in His eyes you are perfect. Why don't you pause a moment today and for once, choose to believe Him. You are perfect and well equipped to do the incredible things He has created you to do. Lift your head up and put those shoulders back as you introduce the world to the real YOU. Simply put...be yourself!!!