Saturday, May 15, 2010

Let your light shine!

Dear Diary,

Its another beautiful day and i'm just loving it.

Yesterday, i had a conversation with a friend of mine and in the course of our convo, the subject of dressing up was brought up and she was of the opinion that depending on the occasion and who your friends are, you should not "overdress" else people would feel intimidated.

Is there any one else that shares in this same school of thought?

This reminds me of when i got in "trouble" for "OVERDRESSING" to work!

And the justification was when you're dealing with people far below the economic ladder, you dont wanna scare them away or intimidate them hence one way to relate to them is to dress somewhat similar!

I gotta tell ya..i tried for the next couple of dayz..but There's no way i was buying that..

I'm back to being ME cuz i'm a big believer that playing small in the name of humility serves no one!

In subsequent weeks and after a few meetings, A new HR manual was released at my work place and of course the "Work Attire" Section was edited but the last thing i am doing is to step down to your level to relate with you..how about you come up here to mine...my view is gorgeous!

How many times do we resist sharing ourselves and our talents for fear that others may feel intimidated?

Let me tell ya..you're not in this world to conform but to be a shining example of what marvel your heavenly father has made so dont strip God of his glory by limiting yourself..he has a stake in your success.

Its not Humility to have a gift and ignore it for fear of "showing off"

Let your light shine!



LESSONS LEARNED

In all of this, i am reminded of a wonderful quote by President Nelson Mandela.

"Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not in just some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others".

Yours Sincerly,

Ehi Bourgeoisie

5 comments:

Esohe Salami said...

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prettychick said...

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Omon said...

Hmm mama dis is the shiznitz ! Very very deep !..there aint nothing modest about belittling oneself just so others could feel good about themselves ! Enuf with the modesty and 'humility' my light is gonna shine !

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