When you open your mouth to speak, what voice comes out?
Your “Mommy” voice?
Your “honey come here now” voice?
The voice that society or someone else has told you is the voice you should be using?
You have a voice. It’s there for the using. Are you letting it speak?
The people I most admire are the people who only ever use their own voice. It takes guts to use your own words and share your own ideas. You have to believe in yourself and not care what others will think or expect.
Not the easiest thing to do, but quite the most powerful if you can hack it. The world could use some more original thoughts.
If you opened your mouth and let your true voice sing out, what would it say?
Why don’t you let it?
This post was heavily inspired by Patti Digh‘s keynote speech at Type A Parent Conference this year. She rocked our socks and gave me a ton of food for thought. I’ve been silencing my voice for a while now, giving way to the other voices I thought were more important. It’s time to let me shine through again.