Close to a month ago now, I realized the power of SPEAKING UP. I feel like in theory I believed in this idea. The idea that you should always speak your mind, let others know what you are thinking, state your point of view. I was fully aware it’s important that the world hear many voices.
Like I said, I believed this in theory. But more times than not, I would not speak up. Whether it was at work, with my family, or my friends, I was fearful to use my voice. What if I said the wrong thing? What if someone did not understand? What if it didn’t make sense? What if I hurt someone’s feelings? These “what if’s” paralyzed me.
But I have made a change. In every facet of my life. I have started speaking up. Making my voice heard. It feels glorious. Even better than that… more and more people have reached out to me and said how much they appreciate the things I am writing down. Friends, Family, Ruckusmakers, they all are enjoying the things that I am saying. This means more to me than anything in the whole world.
Every single one of us has our own microphone and the ability to state our point of view, make our own impact on this world. You never know who is listening when you do, who you are touching and who you are helping. Seems kind of selfish to keep your voice to yourself when you think of it like that. So next time you feel your voice start to shake, speak up anyway, someone out there is waiting for those words to be said.
Everyone’s microphone is waiting to be used.