“There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela
Imagine what would have happened for his people, if Mandela had chosen to live a small life & not pushed forward through thick & thin to hold true to his dream! What dream do you have that is pulling you forward to be bigger than you presently are? Small dreams are a good start but they may not hold the passion to ultimately get you where you want to go. That small dream may only be considered a goal or one step along the journey. Mary Morrissey talks about asking yourself several questions about that big dream: is it worthy of me (giving up my life for it); does my dream make me feel alive; does it fit with my core values – do you know what your core values are – the dream won’t feel good if it doesn’t fit with your core values; is the dream going to require me to grow; do I need help from a Higher power to accomplish this dream; is there some good in my dream for others?
If you answered YES to all those questions then you will have a lot more Passion & a bigger WHY to fuel your desires & push, to pass any obstacles. Nelson Mandela must have had a huge passion to overcome all the obstacles he faced. You may not want to be a world leader, but what is the life you could be capable of living, if you gave yourself permission to get excited & passionate about your dream, despite the setbacks? So that you would then take some action to live that life?
Enjoy living the life you are capable of!