Stop playing small and bloom.
Pip attended his high school prom party. Despite his shyness, he went with his classmates.
All throughout the evening party, Pip felt inadequate. Instead of moving around and dancing, he spent much of the time in the restroom.
Under the influence of “playing small,” Pip tried to shrink, hide, and not make his presence felt.
Playing small is characterized by contraction of self. There is a sense of insecurity.
Imperfection or disorder in one’s life, abilities, surroundings, possessions, or family are taken as flaws.
Feeling like a small or insignificant person, one may adopt a people-pleaser personality.
Psychologically merge with others. Seek excessive assurance. Rarely assert needs or wishes.
Are you playing small?
Self-confidence is a very fragile thing. It’s not optimism or pessimism. It’s expectation of a positive outcome, an act of faith.
There could be varied factors that explain why a person got used to playing small.
Things like your values, your deeper unconscious processes such as childhood trauma, even social and practical considerations.
It’s not psychologically healthy to play small. It creates energy blocks that hinder you to realize your fullest potential.
Develop deeper awareness of your unconscious forces of habit. In the way you think, feel, and act.
Start healing any emotional wounds that linger unresolved or unmetabolized.
Stop playing small and bloom. Give yourself permission to live big.
Step into what you’re meant to be as God created you. You’re meant for greater things.
Begin the work. You owe it to your self. You owe to those you love. You owe it to humanity.
“Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” — Robert Staubach
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale