Do you start sentences with “I’m sorry, I know this sounds silly but…” or “Sorry, it’s not important…” or “Sorry, you’ll probably think this is dumb…”
Why are you apologising before the idea has even left your mouth?
You haven’t done anything wrong. You haven’t said anything wrong. Why do you say “I’m sorry” all the time? How long have you been doing this? When did it start? Who made you feel like you had to apologise for being you? Who laughed at you or belittled you to the point of you feeling that your only option left was to make yourself small and insignificant?
Well you’re not little anymore. You’re a glorious, full grown human who has got something unique and necessary to contribute to this world and it’s not going to happen if you keep diminishing yourself and your ideas into nothingness by saying “I’m sorry” before every sentence you speak.
Stop surrounding yourself with people who make you feel small. Stop letting other people’s judgements about you become your truth about yourself. Stop appeasing everybody in your life who can’t think or accept anything larger than the tiny boxes they have reduced themselves to living in. Stop thinking that what you have to offer is irrelevant because someone else can’t understand who you are and what you stand for.
Your words have worth. Your ideas have worth. You have worth!
Nothing is silly, nothing is unimportant, nothing is dumb. There is always a spark of importance in everything you want to say. Fan it until it erupts into a fire that ignites the truth inside you and everyone around you.
You are here to make a difference in whatever way you can and that starts with your ideas and your words.
It starts with you not saying “I’m sorry” again.
It starts today.
Today, you own who you are, what you think and what you believe. Today, stand strong in your own space and your own power and claim your right to be here. Today, express your ideas and words with clarity and strength and conviction. Know that you may have the words that someone has been waiting their whole lives to hear, words that could change their life, words that can only come from you.
If only you're brave enough to share them.