For the last few days we’ve been talking about the dangers of denial. How we avoid facing the realities of issues we have. Now let’s explore the flip side of that…
Something just as deadly to your hopes of living a happy, well adjusted, and prosperous life. It is another kind of denial, but going in the exact opposite direction…
Denial of who you are, what you can do, the things you can have, and the person you can become. And what an absolute tragedy that is.
What we’re really talking about is denying your greatness. And boy am I ever qualified to teach this lesson. And I bet you are too.
I’ve done some amazing things and accomplished lots of stuff at very high levels. Most people in the herd would say I’m one of the most successful people in the world. And in many respects, I am. And you know what else I can tell you?
I’ve been thinking small. Miniscule.
Holding myself back by denying the extraordinary greatness I can really do, have and become. And I bet you have done the same.
The Miami Dolphins haven’t been able to find a true starting quarterback since Dan Marino retired. But there are 150 guys (and a couple gals) floating around who could do the job magnificently. The problem is they’ve never picked up a football.
There are probably 1,000 people alive today who could cure the AIDS virus. But most of them have talked themselves out of trying, because they think the problem is too complex.
There are people taking community college course who should be teaching Masters Level ones. There are women serving as president’s assistants, who should really have the title themselves.
What is holding these people back is their self-doubt. Their denial they that are really capable of doing great things. They deny themselves the confidence that could carry them to their greatness.
Now you’ve already figured out where I’m going with this. So tell me exactly what greatness you are denying yourself from achieving?