Are you dodging the call? And I don’t mean ‘the call of nature’. I mean the call to empowerment, to your greatness, to rocking your world, seizing the day and being all that you can be. I spent many years dodging that call—finding excuses for not playing big, getting my work out there in a more powerful way, or even just saying YES to some great opportunities that would have been richly rewarding. I even manifested a crisis in order to avoid something really big and important. If we feel unsure of ourselves, our path or our purpose, we often come up with seemingly legitimate reasons for not showing up powerfully and embracing our greater potential. My boyfriend/granny/client needs me. I must finish knitting my sweater. My cat died…
Why do we do that? The main reason is fear—of rejection, of not being good enough and all the usual suspects that keep us small and in denial about what’s really going on. We may also distract ourselves by answering the call of others, believing that they have what’s missing in us and that they’re our doorway to success, wealth or fulfillment. We jump on their bandwagon and hope that some of their success or credibility will rub off on us if we hitch a ride with them. Or we may tell ourselves that we’re being of greater service to others by staying focused (i.e., small) and not chasing our ‘unrealistic’ dreams.
If this sounds horribly familiar, and if you’re ready to start playing big and to answer the call to be powerfully you, you might want to explore the following questions:
So, do us all a favour and take the damn call. Dare to play big and to be your most powerful self. Nobody else can do you like you can, and it’s just one big universal yawn for all concerned if you try to copy someone else. Stop dodging and start connecting. It’s your call; if you make it, you just might get the answers you’ve been looking for.
Olga Sheean is an author, educator and empowerment catalyst specializing in healthy human dynamics and creative potential. She is dedicated to activating the power of you and transforming the negative subconscious programs that drive your circumstances, relationships, performance, self-worth and success.