What keeps you from being yourself?
What keeps you from expressing yourself?
Because you are YOU, all the time, but maybe something’s keeping you from being you out loud. Maybe parts of you are staying quiet. Why is that?
Sometimes it’s habit. Sometimes it’s convention. Sometimes it’s just easier to be quiet than to be ourselves, out loud.
But sometimes what gets between us and sharing our authentic selves is fear. Fear of being misunderstood, fear of being judged, fear of being dismissed.
And when we let that fear start talking — well, it has a lot to say, doesn’t it? It sounds like: What if? What if? What if?
That whisper is our signal that we need to shift our thinking. Maybe we need to flip that script from “what if I do?” to “what if I don’t?”
We’re talking about overcoming that fear at The Gift of Writing this week. It sounds like this:
For a long time, one thing kept me from writing what I really thought.
What’s stopping you? What’s holding you back? Be yourself, speak your mind. Read the whole story at The Gift of Writing.