Updated: Jun 22
Playing small is often a choice driven by the fear of failure.
Awakening the inner giant requires self-belief and the courage to step into potential.
Embracing the inner giant can lead to extraordinary success and personal fulfillment.
Everyone has an inner giant waiting to be awakened.
Labels don't define us; we are more than what others think of us.
Overcoming our insecurities can lead us to reach our fullest potential
Have you ever felt like you have the potential to do something great, yet you find yourself playing small? That was the story of Les Brown. He was a powerhouse, equipped with everything he needed to make a significant difference. Yet, for the longest time, he didn’t see his power. He was like a giant who was unaware of his own strength. This is a story of awakening and stepping into potential. So, let’s dive into the journey of Les Brown, the man who stopped playing small and started living large.
The Comfort of Playing Small
Les Brown was born in a low-income neighborhood in Miami, Florida, in an abandoned building. He was adopted by Mamie Brown, a single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant. Mamie instilled in Les the belief that he could achieve anything he set his mind to. Yet, despite the seeds of greatness being sown early on, Les felt insignificant for a significant part of his life.
He was labeled 'educably mentally retarded' in school, a label that almost convinced him of his insignificance. But deep down, Les knew he was more than a label. He had an arsenal of skills, resources, and an unwavering spirit, yet he played small.
The Giant Awakens
One day, Les heard a speech by a motivational speaker that changed his life. The speaker said, "Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality." This quote hit him hard, and he realized he was living beneath his potential. He decided then and there that he would no longer play small. He would stand tall and become the giant he was meant to be.
Embracing the Giant
Over the next few years, Les used his inherent communication skills and charisma to become one of the most influential motivational speakers in the world. He started living from his inner giant and inspiring others to do the same. His story teaches us that no matter how insignificant we feel, we can unleash our inner giant and achieve great things.
We all have an inner giant, just like Les Brown. It might be sleeping, playing small, and hiding in the shadows of fear and self-doubt. But it's there, waiting to be awakened.
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Remember, you are more powerful than you think, and it's time to stop playing small and start living large.
Make it a Giant Day!
"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." - Les Brown
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." - Brian Tracy
"The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude." - William James
"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." - Wayne Gretzky
"The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." - Charles Kingsleigh.
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