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[EP 58] 3 signs you are playing small and 2 questions to ask yourself to shift into playing big now
Episode 5811th October 2022 • Leadership Behind the Scenes • Noomi Natan
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What does ‘playing small’ mean? 

It means being less than what is possible for you.

We can all get complacent as we get older. At school we get used to relying on others tell us how or where to grow, but there are fewer expectations on us to grow and develop once we leave school. Unless we challenge and motivate ourselves to grow, there’s no guarantee that we’ll keep expanding.

When we’re not stretching, growing, or expanding we’re staying stagnant. 


And when we stay stagnant we can go backwards, as our comfort zone starts to shrink.


In this episode I share three signs that you are playing small, and ask you two important questions that will help you shift into playing big – and get playful about your personal growth.


“It's very easy to start playing small. And what do I mean by that? Well, it's when you are being less than what is possible for you, not living up to your full potential. You keep doing what you did last year, two years ago, five years ago, maybe with a few new things you've learned, but nothing much is stretching or growing. You're playing small because you're not expanding. But it's not obvious how to expand, and so we get complacent. It's very stagnant and we go backwards. And what's fascinating about us humans is if we don't keep expanding it, our comfort zone actually shrinks.”


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And remember, now is a good time to breathe. 

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