Why Are You Playing Small?

If you have knowledge, skills and or abilities and you’re keeping them hidden because you lack the self-confidence to share them, you’re playing small.
Why do you want to hide your knowledge, skills and abilities? Maybe you’re thinking, “Who am I to tell people about….?” Who are you? You are YOU and why shouldn’t you share what you know. You are an expert on whatever you’re specialized field is and there are people out there in need of what you have to offer. Does the fact that you’re an expert mean there’s nothing left for you to learn in your field? No, of course not and some of the people you help may very well provide you with help as well.
No one person knows everything there is to know about their field. There’s always more to learn. But that’s no reason to shy away from sharing what you do know.
You’re a unique individual. There’s no one else like you on the planet. You have a different perspective on things than anyone else. Share your perspective and let others share their perspective with you. Looking at things from a different angle can sometimes provide the answers for which we’ve been looking.
So stop ‘playing small’. Get out there and blow your own horn. Become the person you want to be and play life large. This isn’t a dress rehearsal. It’s the actual performance.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic.