Are you pregnant?
I thought what a crazy question to ask a man.
Are you pregnant with greatness?
Oh, not that kinda pregnant.
With greatness? I never thought about it. How many of us are actually pregnant with greatness? Unfortunately, we fear change. Therefore, we do anything we can to avoid giving birth to this potential. An odd analogy? Not really.
Change is often accompanied by uncomfort, if even for a brief season. The transition into motherhood requires many changes leading up to and after giving birth. Some dread the pains of labor and opt for epidural to mask the suffering.
Often we fear the pains of labor that increase the potential for achieving greatness. Whether its education, exercise, learning a new job skill required for promotion, or reaching out to a new social circle to find a more positive pool of friends – we fear change.
The greatness within languishes in our spirits, in our bodies and in our minds because we want more than anything to avoid the process standing in-between who we are and what we have the ability to become.
Ask yourself; are you pregnant with greatness? The answer is simple. Yes you are. A great parent, spouse, co-worker, community volunteer, or fellow human being is waiting for you to claim it. Stop being afraid of what might happen if you try for that promotion, or tell your spouse you’re sorry, or your child you love them.
Yes, the process is stressful and the unknown expanse between who you are and who you want to be is unnerving, but no more so than refusing to try. Don’t carry that potential around unbirthed until it’s too late to make a solid push.
Give birth to your greatness. Celebrate the miracle of life – YOURS.
Are you pregnant?
Categories: Personal Perspective