I was challenged by a woman I’m working with to dig deep and figure out what is holding me back from accomplishing and going after my dreams ….. It came to me instantly – selfworth…. My fear of not being enough…. Good enough, smart enough, talented enough to step up and share with the world my success, my struggles and what worked for me to overcome them. Now that I say it out loud it almost seems silly.
I once heard a minister share a story about a dragon which resonated with me so much I still remember it to this day … The story goes like this…… a boys says to his mother… do you see that dragon over there? His mother replies there is no such thing as dragon’s… Each time the dragons existence was denied it got larger and larger and eventually got so big that it no longer fit in the house, and walked away with it. The father came home from work, his house gone, but found it just down the street. Walking in the house he says…. why is there a dragon in the house?! The little boy says… you see it too?? Each time the dragons existence was acknowledge it got smaller and smaller until it finally disappeared….. The moral of the story – any problems or fears you have will get larger if you ignore them, but if you recognize and address them, they lose their power and will disappear….
I’ve found this to be true in all aspects of my life…. If I address my fears and problems head on, they lose their power and eventually disappear….
What a gift….