The Most Important Quote In My Life – Our Deepest Fear Quote

Today I share what has become the most important and impactful quote in my life. It has pulled me through many dark times and I want to share it with you today in the hopes that it inspires some of you out there.

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Transcription:

Today I want to share my absolute favorite quote of all time. This is actually pretty personal for me. This quote has seen me through a lot of dark days, has helped me a lot and continues to inspire me today to live the lifestyle that I live, to live quite an alternative life and to not worry what people think about me, but to try and live my truth and so I want to share this quote with you tonight. It’s a bit of a long quote, but I think that you’ll enjoy it and hopefully it will put a smile on your day or maybe it will become one of your mantras as well like it has in my life. And so this quote is from Marianne Williamson who I believe is South Africa. It’s often attributed to Nelson Mandela by accident, but he never actually said it. The quotes quote our deepest fear and it goes like this.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s 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? You’re a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that’s within us and it’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone. 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. Say that. That quote I originally discovered in the movie coach Carter, which you haven’t seen that movie.

That is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s originally in that movie, slightly altered in that movie, but that is where I first heard it and I was like, oh my God, that resonates with me so much. I love that quote. I have always felt a little bit different to other people. As you can see, if you’ve been following me for any amount of time on not your standard real estate guy out there, the way that I approach investing and Finances and financial freedom and wealth is very different to most people and the way I do my life is very different to most people. Me and my wife has always really felt that we were kind of pioneering that were out on our own. I’ve never had a mentor in my life so to speak because there’s never really been anyone that has lived the exact life that I want to live.

So I’ve never had someone you know, really get behind me and mentor me to be all that it can be. I’ve always felt different. I always felt on my own, which is kind of weird because in the early days when I was younger, I really, for a mentor, I really pined for someone to look at me and to see me and see the potential in me and invest in me and to give me that mentorship and it just never happened in my life. So I had to do it myself. I mentored myself through reading shit, tons of books, how lots of podcasts, lots of videos, lots of educational content. I mentored myself, uh, and I just decided to live my own life when I started on property in the early days. I really wanted to help people and I still do, but there was a lot of opportunities to make money that would not help people to sell new build properties that were overpriced to pay the bills for me and my family.

And I decided in those early days that I would skip paying my bills and skip being able to afford to put food on the table at that point in time to do the right thing by my audience and to do the right thing that I felt in my heart. And yeah, so I believe that we all have greatness in us. I believe that, you know, there is some truth in this, that our deepest fear is not that we’re inadequate, but that our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s very difficult to put your head up like the tall poppy syndrome that we talk about here in Australia. When someone sticks their head up, when someone rises above the rest, they get cut down. I don’t know if I’ve experienced that in my life where I have actually been cut down for what I’m doing.

I haven’t had mentors or people that have really supported me apart from my wife who has been the best support I could hope for, but I don’t feel like I’ve really been cut down, but yeah, I love the end of this quote where it says, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same and as we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others. So I hope that all the content that I’ve put out over the years has helped. I have all the Times that I have done staff, even though I’ve been scared that turns out I have tried to let my light shine through these episodes with you guys. I hope that it has helped you let your light shine or help. That me overcoming a lot of my fears has also helped you overcome your fears and I encourage you to go out and to be that light and to be that for other people because you know we all need some more of that in this world. So I hope that you enjoyed that quote today. Bit of a different episode. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please check out the episode I did on the Mexican fisherman story. You can check that out at on-property dot com data you for session 5:54. That is a very transformative story. So if you liked this episode, you’ll probably like that one. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel as we build new content coming out every single week, day, and until next time guys, stay positive.

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