As I read this, I realized that I do sometimes play small, not allowing myself to be as successful as I can be. What is playing small? It’s easiest to define by considering the opposite: “Playing Big.”
For me, “Playing Big” means developing my strengths so my life’s work transforms the world in a positive way. It means using my strengths, empathy, passion and connectedness, to bring a community of adults with ADHD not merely overcome inattention, procrastination, disorganization and other ADHD challenges, but to help them move beyond “overcoming” to tap into their true gifts so that they too can affect the world positively. It also means to be financially successful so I can continue my life’s work and be a model for others.
Helping my clients “Play Big” also means not accepting their excuses for playing small or, worse, not playing at all. Playing Big requires that you face your fears about failure… or about success… and not allowing anything to stop you… not ADHD, not money, not fear, not anything!
How have you been playing small lately? What will it take to move to your Big Game? Because…
Who are you not to be great?