Speak your mind even if your voice shakes – Maggie Kuhn
Looking at some talent auditions, you’d wonder how some people went for the auditions with so much confidence. They have friends and family that will rather tell them they’re good than ‘I think you should honestly work on this or change or career.’
Our unlooking game is the ultimate perfection
We seal our lips because it will cost us the ones we hold dear
We don’t say the truth to our friends because we don’t want to lose their friendship
We are reticent with our feelings from our significant other because we are scared of being alone
Think of all the period you’ve been really genuine, how did you feel saying your mind about something without being biased?
You lie because you’re scared
Most people will want you to tell them what they long to hear
Speak about your fears
Don’t be shy to say what makes you happy
Talk to someone if you’re abused
Don’t freak out contributing in meetings, projects, conferences
Don’t think your opinion doesn’t matter
What if the other person wants the truth?
⁃ Tell me I’m annoying
⁃ Tell me I get angry easily
⁃ Tell me to love more
⁃ Let me know my flaws
⁃ My hair doesn’t suit me? Let me know
⁃ I sound off-note? Don’t endure it
I may not act on what you say because it is easy to assume you’re just hating but if more people tell me about it, I’ll think about it and act on it.
Do not hold unto something you’re better at letting go of.
What if we are just scared of losing what we never really had? If saying your mind will make you lose friends, your job, your relationship, think about it, were you ever part of it or you were a thread waiting at the end of the material to be cutoff because you made a fabric look more beautiful?
A lot of things are worth saying but our silence makes it tough for people to lead the best life.
Integrity is everything
Also know when to speak and know when to be silent. Everything should be done with wisdom. It’s almost difficult to take back what has been said.
Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Colossians 4:5-6 “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
Proverbs 10:20 “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.”
Proverbs 31:8 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.”