Do you ever have those times when it is difficult to find your own voice? When you wish to speak up, but stop just short of sharing your thoughts? When you know you have something valuable to share…but you remain mute?
How do you find your own voice?
Take a moment to reflect back on the questions above. What is happening when you wish to speak up but don’t? How do you feel when this happens? What stories does it bring to mind? Reflecting back on thoughts and feelings may give you insights in to what may be being “triggered” when this happens.
Think back on what it is that forms your true values. What do you believe in? What can you stand behind because it is your truth? What is ultimately important to you?
Discovering your values will help you to find your voice. Here is a list of 5 tasks to help you realize your true values:
- Write out what you believe is true about you….your unique self
- Read back through what you have written
- Circle the words or phrases that show up most often…or words that truly resonate within you
- Pick 10 words that describe the essence of your values
- Type up that list and print it out
Find a place to keep this list of 10 words. Put it where you will see it every day. Reflect back on these words and their deeper meaning for you. Keep it in view for a month. Check back on these words that show your values daily. Think on each word. What deeper meaning does each word hold for you?
Now, when you are in another situation where you are hesitant to speak, remember your values. Think about your words. Which ones will you use to find your voice?
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