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“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. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?… 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.”
This excerpt is from an inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191). 
I love this quote! And over my career when I have run into a tough patch as a leader, I have had to ask myself what holds me back? I realize that I have and do, from time to time, get in my own way. With effort and, often pain, I have found ways to move forward. The list below highlights ways I have found to help me ‘let my light shine’. The ideas can be considered independently, or can be applied as a more comprehensive package if you are up for it. I offer these methods for your consideration, they are not a prescription:
It has been re-energizing for me to reflect on these ideas again. I hope you find value in one or more of these considerations. Here’s to letting our light shine!