Just an Inch!!
Lean In – to – your potential
When you think of leaning in…what do you think of?
Immediately, I don’t think of what I’m leaning into as much as what I’m leaning out of.
That can be a little scary for some, I’m sure. But what I’ve learned and am continuing to learn is that most people simply don’t know what they don’t know because of their own lack of awareness or more commonly, they like their comfort zone where they can remain in control.
But if you lean in just an inch into your potential or your dreams, into your family, friends or even God? What would happen? What would that even look like for you to just lean into those areas in your life that will better it? That would boost your self-esteem and bring you closer to that hidden part of you that no one knows about or may even be lost right now because you haven’t given it much attention but you wish you could.
This is where I’m going to challenge you on what you don’t know and hopefully raise some awareness in this next question. What’s stopping you from leaning in?
What’s one small intentional step you could take this week to bring you closer?
It could be pain, fear, worry, etc. One of my mentors and fellow author, Kary Oberbrunner writes in his book, The Deeper Path that:
“One emotion infects us all–pain. But although pain comes naturally, dealing with it doesn’t. Many cope by masking their pain, pushing it below the surface and self-medicating it with apathy, aggression, and addictions. Unfortunately, these strategies only numb our pain and our potential, creating space between us and our purpose. Although we can’t escape pain, Oberbrunner believes that the path of recovery begins when we stop avoiding the ache and instead choose to explore, unmask, and understand our deepest wounds. The answer is not to rid our lives of pain, but to learn how to let our hurts lead us to healing”.
It’s within this discovery I’ve learned can be our greatest success and breakthrough in areas of personal growth and development. But by continuing to avoid the places that scare you or even areas where you don’t believe in yourself for whatever the reason, only allows you to grow further away from your potential and allows those fears to win.
I hope this has inspired you to take action. Remember nothing happens until you ACT. If you would like to discuss this further, contact me today. I’d love to help you think bigger and break out of yourself. You can contact me directly by clicking here.
It’s time to A.C.T!
The A stands for ACTION. What inspired action will you take today?
The C stands for CHANGE. What purposeful change will you make today?
The T stands for TEACH. What can you teach someone else today?