It’s Your Turn!

It's Your Turn!

Have you ever heard the following phrases:

If not now, then when?

If not you, then who?”

Sometimes we forget the power that we possess. This power is not in just a few of us, but it is in all of us. Marianne Williamson wrote one my favorite poems, Our Deepest Fear, in that poem she says “it is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us”.

Can you relate to that idea that many times we are more afraid of our potential than our current status? I know I can. I think about it all the time. I have ideas, believes passions for making big changes, but then I pull myself back wondering. Can I really make this happen? Am I smart enough, driven enough, qualified enough, to make the changes in this world that I think need to be made.

There is a reason why each of us come up with brilliant ideas. There is a reason why each of us feel passionate about our ideas. There is a reason why each of us feel the need to act on our ideas. And unfortunately, there is reason why the majority of us pull back and never act on making those ideas a reality.

I’m sure you have heard stories of everyday people that have done extraordinary things in their life time. People will ask them how they were able to be so brave, achieve so much or make such a difference. Many of them shrug it off and comment that they followed their gut, believed in themselves or just knew it was up to them to make it happen.

As you look around your world today and into the future. You will suddenly have a feeling or an idea that you feel must be acted upon. I’m asking you to trust your gut. Let you light shine through. Go out and make a difference in this world.

Ms. Williamson goes on to say; “We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”.

She is right, who are you not to be. You were given those talents, passions and drive so that you can make a difference. Now it is time to answer those 2 questions above. The answers to the questions are:

I start now and I will do it!

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Dean Raasch is a business consultant and inspirational speaker. You can reach him at Follow his podcast Raasch Thoughts on iTunes or iHeartRadio.