Deepest Fears

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

I cannot claim much credit for this post, and arguably I should have tailored one vice using a quote from a movie.

With all that said, this is one of my favorite movie quotes, and I gladly share it for anyone who hasn't heard it before, or hasn't heard it in a while.

Taken from the movie Coach Carter, said by a young high school student/player in response to his team not being allowed to play basketball games by their coach due to failing to uphold their part of the contract (which included maintaining good grades). There is a lot more context, and it is an okay movie, so please take the time to watch if you have not seen it.

The actual quote:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

The student closed with thanking the coach for saving his life. Whether young or old, accomplished or aspiring to be, I would ask that you be the light that others can follow!

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