“The first limitation is in our understanding of the range of our capacities.”
I read this quote when I was 27 years old.
In fact, The Element by Sir Ken Robinson was one of the first books I read in a series of events that helped me unfold a greater degree of my giftings.
The book was a breath of fresh air. After being in my career of choice for 10 years. I wasn’t able to breathe. I was suffering in the smallness of it. I knew there was more, but this is what I was “supposed” to be. This quote revealed what my spirit knew, but lacked the words to express. I marked the book up, and in the margins, I wrote, “Yes! Society tells you you can only be and do one thing.”
We even ask kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” (Stop that!)
That’s the lie we learn. Men have more leeway. Men are expected to diversify their talents. Not women, especially if you’re a mom.
We’re told to find something you’re good at (make a lot of money) and do that. Even if you outgrow it, no longer want to do or it, or maybe you do want to do that plus other things, who cares about how you feel? Stay on target and grow with the company or devote all of your being to your child.
It spoke to me because even though I loved teaching, I desired to teach outside the classroom. I desired to speak on stages, own my own school, and run a thriving business. The thought of doing that came up against deeply held beliefs that made me feel like doing this would upset so many people.
For a year, I held onto that quote.
But it was the next part of the quote that blew me away,
“We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. For the most part, we use only a fraction of these powers, and some not at all.” (Robinson)Wow! If no one has ever told you, my desire for you is to use the full range of your powers.
All of them!
But, you’ve probably covered them. Buried them deep inside. Who are you at your core? You’re giving the world a part of you. It’s time to experience all of you.
Are you ready?
Ms. Queenie is the founder of the School for Brilliant Thinkers and the acclaimed program: MamaBeBrilliant which helps moms regain their creativity and uncover their true selves. Click here to access your FREE “Visioning Conversation” or Call 1-866-495-7107 schedule an appointment today.
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I'm a Celebrity Family Education Consultant, Personal Brand Strategist and the brains behind and Founder of The School of Brilliant Thinkers. I believe that by helping mompreneurs (like you) unfold their brilliance, their children will have an impeccable model for what's possible in their futures. Mama Be Brilliant is our signature program to help moms market their brilliance + amplify their brand presence in the marketplace.
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