Why do we choose to not speak up?Comments Off on Why do we choose to not speak up?
Has this ever happened to you?
I know it’s happened to me a bunch of times. I still have to remind myself at times…
You’re in a meeting. You have a question or a comment.
You decide to hold back for fear that it might come out as silly or stupid.
You are afraid of what others might think of you.
Instead of listening to everyone else, you’re pre-occupied with the reel in your head.
All those voices telling you what you have to say is not important.
So you ignore the urge to speak.
You tell yourself it doesn’t matter.
And then it happens…
Some else says puts their hand up and says it.
The exact same thing you were thinking.
And they say it with confidence and ease.
Their voice doesn’t crack.
You think to yourself, “hey, I was just thinking the same thing.”
You ask yourself – why didn’t I speak up?
Why them and not me?
You decide it’s not a big deal.
But it gnaws at you.
And the doubt and hesitation starts undermining your confidence.
Here’s what I say to you…
What you have to say IS important.
You are more than good enough.
More than strong enough.
More than smart enough.
You are a rockstar.
You have your values, views and opinions.
Make them known, damn it!
My invitation to you is simple…
Ask your question.
Share your feedback.
Add your comment.
Demand the clarification.
The world needs to hear what you have to say.
Right here. Right now.