You know the 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.
“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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I used to think that staying in the background allowed others to have a chance. But now, I will shine. I will be brilliant.
You can too.
(from Marianne Williamson, though often attributed to Nelson Mandela)