Keep It To Yourself, Please???

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I am a firm believer in getting things out…especially when it makes for a good story.

I love it when a writer takes readers on a journey from beginning to end.

The twists, turns, ups, and downs of a good story excite me, even when the tale is a complete work of nonfiction. You can never underestimate the power of a good story.

But what if you keep it all to yourself? What if you go through life remaining silent and opt not to share your stories with the rest of the world.

What’s the worst thing that could happen, right?

Keeping it to yourself means:

  • You DON’T share your expertise with the world
  • You WON’T help others by sharing your story
  • You CAN’T find people like you with similar trials/tribulations
  • You SHAN’T find peace and clarity for yourself

 

It may seem like I’m being a bit overdramatic, but these are the truths of keeping it to yourself. No one wins with your silence, not even YOU.

Now, what if you don’t want to keep it to yourself? What if something inside is holding you back?

You may think:

  • “No one wants to hear what I have to say”
  • “I don’t want to “offend” anyone with my story”
  • “I don’t know where to start or what to write”
  • “Who cares about what I think?”

Or one of the other many excuses I hear from people each day.

Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

I used to have these same thoughts. I would torture myself with negativity and stayed silent for a very long time because of it.

But you know what? I knew I wanted to help people and I knew I couldn’t effectively do so by keeping it to myself.

I realized two important things.

One – none of these statements were true.

Two – statements such as these held no weight against my need to want to help people.

 

So I decided to quiet the negative voices and write to my heart’s content.

And it can be the same for you.

Don’t allow negative thoughts or feelings to force you to keep it to yourself.

If you are anything like me and would like to:

  • Help others reach their potential
  • Reach your audience in profound ways
  • Be an influence to others
  • Increase your notoriety and profits

You have to STOP keeping it all to yourself and START believing in YOUR VOICE.

And you don’t have to be a super writer in order to share your thoughts through books, articles, blog posts, etc.

All you have to do is sit down and write.

Be confident in who you are and what you have to say. 

Get the right guidance from someone who can see who you are and nudge you in the right direction. Trust me: A little guidance always goes a long way.

The world needs to hear from you.

Just out of curiosity, are you ready to write your story? Or do you feel like you need more confidence in doing so?

I would love to hear what you’re thinking.

Need more encouragement? Check out this video.

Categories: The Writing Journey

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