Sometimes we can get in our own way.


Not because we feel like we’re not enough, but because we’re frightened of our own strengths and virtues.

The desire to belong can supersede our aspirations to reach our highest potential.

We keep our super powers bottled up in order to keep others from feeling inadequate.

With the willingness to stand out comes risks and consequences — envy, condemnation, ridicule, disapproval, being cut off from the tribe.

So we place belonging above being ourselves.

We value the opinions of others more than our own self-actualization.

We pretend that this is okay.

On today’s “Movie Week” episode of The Quote of The Day, Timo Cruz from the movie Coach Carter, reveals the truth about our deepest fear and what you can do to encourage others to be themselves.

You can find today’s full clip here.