Coach Carter – What Is Your Deepest Fear?

Coach Carter – What Is Your Deepest Fear?

Sports Films

I am a HUGE fan of sports films everything from Hoosiers, to Basketball Diaries, The Blinde Side and Friday Night Lights.  I love to watch movies where the victory over difficult circumstances is shown and dramatized. Today I’ll share how Coach Carter falls into that list and how Timo responds to Coach Carter’s question “What is your deepest fear?”

Coach Carter is a 2005 American drama sports film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Carter made headlines back in 1999 for benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic grades.

Coach Carter: What is Your Deepest Fear? At the beginning of the movie, Coach Carter asks Timo what his deepest fear is. You'll be surprised by Timo's response at the end of the movie. READ MORE AT:
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Our Deepest Fear

At the beginning of the movie, Coach Carter asks Timo what his deepest fear is.The answer doesn’t come until the end of the movie where Timo replies back to Coach Carter. It is a quote often mistakenly attributed to Nelson Mandela but originally written by Marianne Williamson.

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.Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

READ Marianne Williamson’s full poem from her book “A Return to Love”

My Fears

This quote resonates with me. It  made me realize, that the thing I fear most in this life is not some dark evil but rather the immense light within my God-given spirit. The fear that I can be successful, loved, accepted, and appreciated. It’s rather amazing that many of us aren’t even aware of this fear.

Think about it.

What if happiness was to live our life fully and according to our truth, which means to let ourselves shine?

So many of us have the fear of the greatness within us that we become really good at sabotaging ours paths to success. Most times we aren’t even aware of it. I’d like us all to be encouraged by this poem. Be brave enough to let the light inside of you shine brightly forth so that we give others permission to do the same.

Ecurosie Challenge

My challenge to you is this; use the gifts you have, and every one of you has a gift. Your playing small does not serve the world because when you are your best, you give other people the permission to do the same.

Take a minute and think. What is your deepest fear? And how can YOU overcome it?

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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

7 thoughts on “Coach Carter – What Is Your Deepest Fear?

  1. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    I have that quote by my desk. It strengthens me. I feel that I think differently about a lot of things, I make connections that others don’t, find ways and ideas that are not mainstream, but they are complicated, involved thoughts and processes that amaze me at times. I think this is a God given talent and for most of my life I did not use it or honor it. I shoved it down. My thoughts were different. I didn’t want to be different. Now that I’m older, I try to utilize this gift as my strength, and I’m much happier now. And much more calm, less anxious and more satisfied. My biggest fear is not living up to who God needs me to be. So now I try to pay more attention. If God needs me to be who I am in order to help others, I am horrified that there are people that are waiting for me, to get it right. And so is God.

    • We are all meant for great things. I think sometimes we understand how much we can impact those around us. If we talked to those closest to us, they could rhyme off a ton of positive things about us and yet we would have troubles coming up with one or two on our own. You’re right, Sarah, each one of us are special and loved. 🙂

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