You might have heard the saying of ‘sharing or speaking your truth’ especially online and if you’re in the entrepreneurial space. I believe sharing your truth applies and is crucial no matter if you’re a primary school teacher or building a 6-figure business.
Influential figures such as Oprah and Gary Vee have been quoted talking about ‘sharing (and living) your truth’ and for people who are just coming across it for the first time, might be confused on what it means…
Ultimately, it means to be true to who you are and live your life in this way. If we are truly honest with ourselves we know inside of us is a person waiting to jump out but most of us spend our lives, living up to the expectations and opinions of other people – hey, I’ve been there!
When we are sharing our truth we are being authentically who we are and it opens up a whole new world full of possibilities and opportunities. We start to attract the right people into our lives, we enter a whole new world of freedom and inner-peace and can just be.
We aren’t pretending to be someone we’re not just to fit in with other people or the society norms – whatever they might be. We’re sharing who we truly are, all of the good and all of the not so good. And, the latter is very important!
We live in a world where everyone just wants to look good – which is understandable I may add, however, I believe there’s something quite amazing about sharing the “not so good” stuff about ourselves and our lives.
It shows that we have made peace with the not so good stuff about ourselves and our past and can step into a new degree of confidence and freedom because no-one has anything on us. Again, we are not trying to be someone we’re not and at the end of the day, people always get found out when they aren’t being authentically them!
Of course, sharing your truth is going to bring its level of haters. You know, the people who just rain on peoples parades and want to bring others down because they have nothing better to do with their time and are insecure themselves.
This is just one reason why I believe it’s important to build mental toughness and just understand that, it’s a reflection of them (the haters) and not you.
It takes a lot, especially in the early days of sharing your truth because most people have fear in doing so – which is again understandable it’s something that is usually outside of our comfort zones.
Over time, you do and will find an unbelievable amount of inner-peace, contentment and confidence. You’ll also find fulfilment and happiness because you’re now living in alignment with who you truly are.
Sometimes sharing your truth is also known as speaking your truth, sharing your story or journey because we all have a story and we’re all on a journey. Ultimately, for me they all means the same thing. Here are a few extra tips to help you start to share your truth, especially if you’re resistant to do so…
1. Identify Why You’re Afraid…
As I mentioned before, most people are fearful, afraid and resistant of sharing their truth and while there might be a whole list of reasons why that might be, quite often it’s got something to do with the fear of being judged.
If you don’t identify and know why you don’t want to share your truth how can you work through it to overcome it?
We often tell ourselves made up stories and come up with all types of excuses in life for why we don’t want to do something and these along with the limiting beliefs that we hold keep us stuck if we don’t work through them.
So, really reflect on WHY you’re resistant to share your truth and once you find out why start to take the little steps to overcome it.
2. Your truth isn’t anyone else’s business…
At the end of the day, we’ve all got a story and your story and truth isn’t anyone else’s business because it’s YOURS. It’s your past experiences, it’s your ups and downs, it’s your life and nobody else’s.
Most people are so keen to judge others, even though their own back garden is dirty. And, that’s the thing, most people don’t want to share what’s going on in their back garden but feel they have the right to judge others. It’s ludicrous!
If there’s only one person in the world who can judge you, it’s you from the person you were yesterday.
As Grow2Gether Community member and Mindset Coach, Ryan Hartley says… just focus on being better than yesterday!
3. By sharing your truth, you’ll help others…
Helping and seeing the transformation in others is a magical thing and I just cannot get away from the fact that through sharing your truth and your story you’re inevitably going to help others.
Think of all of shitty times and experiences that you’ve been through…
Now, guess what?
You weren’t the only one.
Whatever challenge or experience you faced good or bad you weren’t the only one to experience it. And, I’m going to have a bet that during your difficult time or at some point in your life you’ve felt alone. Like, you were the only one to experience that experience.
So, with that in mind…
I think it’s fair to say that you would know and understand how other people who are experiencing similar things to what you have in the past are feeling right now.
So, if you don’t want to share your truth for yourself think of the other people you can help and the impact you can have!
4. Just like life, it’s a mindset game…
Sharing your truth is a question of getting your mind in a place where you’re just going to do it no matter what others think because life is just one big mindset game!
5. Surround yourself with others who are sharing (and living) their truth…
You know they say to find and surround yourself with people who are doing the things that you want to do. I believe we can apply that same methodically to sharing (and living) your truth.
Think about it, if you surround yourself with people who are not trying to be something they’re not then what effect do you think that’ll have you on?
You’ll likely start to be more authentically you as it’s been well documented that we become the average of the 5 people we hang out with.
So, if you do really want to share and live your truth, and I can see no reason why you wouldn’t want to unless you like pretending to be someone you’re not and if this is the case then you have a serious challenge here in my opinion, then I suggest you go and find some people who are doing it.
Go and find some people who are sharing and living their truth and understand it’s time to live your truth and own it!!
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