Are you brave enough?


Thursday 7th September Thought for the Day

What would you do if you were brave enough?

This morning I woke at 4am, I had that massive rush of adrenalin, call it excitement, perhaps anxiety, anticipation, fear… when you are building your own business the patter of your heart can sometimes be hard to read. I always ask myself what is the emotion I am feeling, how do I work with it?

This sentiment will immediately resonate with anyone else who has a dream and is excited about it. The daily drive to work towards a vision you hold.

As I worked through this thought, I found myself repeating these words “what would I do if I was brave enough?”. I could answer that question instantly, I then asked myself, “am I brave enough?”.

To work through that deep and heartfelt question I had to face the fear, the emotion that would stop me going forward, or find the words that gave me the courage to GO FOR IT! Face the monster, slay the dragon, or perhaps word it differently, “achieve my dream, at what ever cost to myself.”

I have always loved the words of Marianne Williamson in her stunning poem “Our deepest Fear”. I heard them when I was building my first business, Ecademy, when I was out of my depth and was terrified that I was not good enough to achieve the dreams I had and the expectations others held of me.

The whole poem is powerful, each paragraph has its own meaning- please read it again… and again

Our Deepest Fear

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’s 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.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others. 


Each time I read it, I read a new set of thoughts that inspire me.

All of the TBC Friends, yes you, reading this now, must have a HUGE dream. One thing I know, you are brave enough, being self employed or running a small business makes you the bravest people in the economy. There is nothing easy about this choice you made.

So, have you ever spoken your BIG dream out loud, told someone else what it is, written it down, even allowed yourself to think it? A private thought, your own desires that drives you and pumps your heart and stops you from giving up when the walls feel like they are closing in around you.

So, today, do it… write it down, hold it secretly or share it. One thing is for sure, you could actually achieve it, if you want it enough, if you remove the fear, keep finding the paths to it, but first of all, you need to know what it is…

Do you know what it is?

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Post Author: Penny