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 yourself, out loud.
But sometimes what gets between you and sharing your authentic self is fear. Fear of being misunderstood, fear of being judged, fear of being dismissed.
And when you 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 your signal that it’s time to shift your thinking. Maybe you need to flip that script from “what if I do?” to “what if I don’t?”
How to Unleash Your Creative Voice
We’re talking about overcoming that fear at The Gift of Writing. It sounds like this:
For a long time, one thing kept me from writing what I really thought. For a long time I worried, what if I change my mind?
What if I wrote something down, or took a stand, or argued a point, and then later didn’t believe that thing any more?
The words would always be there in black and white—or in peoples’ memories—reminding me that I’d been mistaken.
What’s stopping you? What’s holding you back?
Be yourself, speak your mind. Write what you believe.