Do you know what matters? Your voice! You may already know this but how should you speak up for yourself?
Did you realize that every person has a story to tell, and it’s important for everyone not only to be able but also to want their voice heard? Why your voice matters? Because as human beings, you need connection with other people through words.
This is a contributed post.
The Power of Speaking Up
Voices are powerful tools that can be used for standing up to injustice, voicing out freedom, or simply speaking. It has allowed people in different communities to protest against the wrong happenings around them and talk about important things and concerns.
No two voices will ever sound exactly alike because each individual has a different say; but together, the diverse range contributes to representing democracy at its finest!
Using your voice for the truth is crucial to creating a better community. Everyone’s voice matters, and it’s your duty not to let yourself become silenced. Because when someone cannot use theirs or won’t, that would prevent democracy – whether it’s feeling/idea, etc.
The power of the voice is one thing that cannot be taken away. It has been said before, and it will continue to happen. No matter how much you try your best or think about what could’ve gone wrong so far, voices are meant for encouragement and influence.
One simple way someone might use their own voices to advocate some change around them would probably be to start with speaking up when others go unnoticed – then maybe you’ll see results faster than ever imagined possible.
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Why Your Voice is Important
It is tough for most people around the world to stand up and have their voices heard. While it is innate for you to be concerned about what people think, obsessing about it too much might prevent you from experiencing your life.
Here are reasons why your voice matters:
To get what you need
To get what you want, it’s crucial to vocalize your needs and wants. You can’t assume that people who love you know exactly how you feel or think or that the strangers on a street corner know your thoughts, so you should always speak up!
How can you have a relationship with someone if they don’t know what’s going on in your head? It doesn’t make sense. So, the only way to get your needs met is by having an opinion and sharing them freely without feeling guilty or ashamed about it!
To solve conflicts
Nobody loves conflict. That is why it is frequently ignored. Consider the last time you addressed a problem by avoiding it. What transpired? The incident most likely did not end well.
Problems do not just vanish. In fact, if not discussed immediately, they can get bigger. Though it may seem difficult to resolve conflicts, the consequences will likely increase tension and anger.
The best way to solve disputes is with voice. Use your authoritative, engaging tone of speaking so that people will hear you and agree with what you say.
Helps build self-confidence
Speaking up is a powerful way to build self-confidence and support. It means that you trust in yourself, your beliefs, and opinions enough not only to speak out against but also to stand up for what you believe in! Speaking up helps you realize how much you matter – your voice deserves to be heard.
All people have a voice, but most individuals are hesitant to use it for fear of rejection. The truth is that just because you speak up doesn’t mean your desired result will come true – even if there were no other opinions involved in making this decision!
Your partner/family members and friends still deserve an opportunity at sharing their needs with whoever’s doing the deciding as well.
The key is to make your tone authoritative without coming off as angry or aggressive. You need more open dialogue about several issues, whether it tackles the election, business success, or personal growth.
How to Speak Up Nicely
We all have the power to speak our minds, but not everyone knows how. It’s important that you use your words wisely and don’t say anything negative because it will only create more pain for yourself.
Here are some tips on speaking nicely:
- Take time before responding, whether orally or in writing
- Listen closely without judgment
- Speak calmly
- Use open-ended questions rather than closed ones
- Make sure what comes out sounds like you (not someone else)
Use your voice to express yourself. If you feel a person or company is taking advantage of the situation, say so! You have every right not to be intimidated by another human being’s actions, and it only takes one person who feels empowered enough in their own words for change, especially on today’s front-line battlefield known as social media platforms such Twitter or Facebook.
Speaking your mind is important, but it’s even more vital to use the power of voice. If things are difficult because speaking with respect doesn’t come naturally or feel authentic for some reason- seeing a life coach could help!
Eileen M Loya says
Your tips on how to speak up may really help me at this time. My sister and her daughter moved in with us and I just can’t keep up with cleaning up after their mess. I don’t want any fights or misunderstanding between me and my sister, but I really need to let them know that I am not their maid. I will follow your advice and try to be calm when I speak.
Ntensibe Edgar says
“Use open-ended questions rather than closed ones”. This builds on the conversation further! Everyone’s voice matters!
I think that speaking your mind is very important too. People will push right over you and put every belief they have on you if you don’t.
Those who speak up are the ones who are heard and will make a difference. It is important to have that self confidence.
Kelly Bolen says
Great post! People need to learn to stand up for themselves and speak their mind more! Different opinions make the world go round!
Heather Klein Wolf says
Always think before you speak it gives you time to collect your thoughts. Your voice is important so make your words count.
As I’ve gotten older and more confident I have learnt to speak up. People usually rely on others to speak up, and so if you don’t, who will? Great tips and hopefully they will inspire others to speak up too.
It’s so important to speak up for yourself and about the things that are happening around you. Sure, it’s easier to stay quiet, but it won’t help you change things.
Melanie williams says
LOVE this post! It relays such a valuable and important message that our voice counts and it is important. Such a positive message x
Yes to taking time before answering! This helps us form a clearer message. And I hope more of us speak up for ourselves 🙂