You should take up more space.
Have you ever had the experience of trying NOT to be seen?
Maybe you didn’t speak up when you wanted to, maybe it was trying to make yourself appear physically smaller, maybe it was giving into fear of judgement or being “too opinionated.”
If you can relate to trying to make yourself smaller in some way – from your body to your voice – I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD take up more space in this world!
You are here to be seen and heard, to create impact, and to speak your truth. People need to hear your story!
When we fail to do these things and show up for what we stand for and against, we inadvertently make ourselves smaller. As a result, we diminish our significance, and that, my friend, should never happen. We weren’t made to feel insignificant.
When I was in college, I spoke up for someone. She said some controversial things that I thought had some merit. However, once I spoke up, others agreed that it was important. So, don’t be afraid to take up more space.
Just recently, I spoke up about a controversial topic. Did it bring some feelings of discomfort? Sure, it most certainly did. However, it also brought some feelings of relieve. People had been wanting to hear what I said for a while.
Can you think of a scenario where you made yourself smaller to make things more comfortable for yourself or for others? How would the BIGGER, more powerful version of you react instead? Which would inspire confidence and get better results?
In conclusion, I’d love to hear about what is coming up for you around this concept. Please hit reply and let me know.