Sometimes silence is the most powerful weapon for many issues. But it doesn’t mean that you should always be silent while being with other people.
There are some cases when you need to speak up and say what you feel.
Otherwise, your feelings will be locked inside you and you won’t lose the sense of critical thinking.
So don’t be afraid to speak up and share your thoughts with the others in these below circumstances.
When Do You Need To Speak Up For Yourself?
1. When You Learn With Others But They Aren’t Interested To Know New Things Like You
Being comfortable and content in your life and with your friends can end up dampening your curiosity. Without curiosity, our natural quest for learning subsides.
The problem lies in the fact that we like to learn with others and if the others around you aren’t interested, it is necessary to forge a learning path on your own.
Learning is important for our continued personal growth and evolution. Once we make the commitment to honor our natural curiosity, we will often find others that are walking the same path. It is rare that an individual learning quest stays solitary for long but taking those first steps against the fray will open new doors.
2. When You Choose To Do Other Things And Not Be The Same Like Others
Thinking like everyone else restricts the creative energy from flowing freely. In fact, there are studies that show existing knowledge can block creativity. When we immerse ourselves in a culture and become so closely linked with it, we will find ourselves searching for inspiration. And that inspiration often comes at the hand of something new.
That is why stepping out of our comfort zone is great for generating new ideas and new thought. Stepping out of our comfort zone, however, is scary because it is going against what we know and what is comfortable. Our source of creativity lies in the unknown and to get there we must not be afraid to speak up for ourselves.
3. When You Have Doubts In Your Beliefs
When we begin to speak up for ourselves and live from our truth, it becomes clear who around us has similar values and who doesn’t. Initially, maintaining these relationships can be challenging because we want to share our beliefs with the people close to us. It is not uncommon for others to show a disinterest in being exposed to new points of view.
Stepping away from the crowd and their combined beliefs is hard to do because it can possibly mean the end of a relationship. And while our head knows that any relationship worth having supports our values, our heart has a hard time letting go.
It’s those first steps away from the crowd that will allow you to attract people who are like-minded and share in your values and beliefs.