Do you need to get over the fear of saying the wrong thing? Today, it feels very risky to open our mouths. With our polarized culture, we can offend others easily, triggering them to unleash their wrath on us.
But we can’t let our fear silence us. Over the last few years in my work in the Heart Perception Project with my liberal, nontheist friend Kellie, I’m learning to bring my whole self to the table, despite the risk. For me, bringing my whole self to the table means sharing what I actually think and feel and believe. And that feels risky. But it’s worth it. If I don’t, if I let the fear of saying the wrong thing control me instead, then I miss getting to be an influence for good and for God in the world.
I want to encourage you to bring your whole self to the table in your conversations, too. Our world needs to hear your voice and your heart. And, in order to open your mouth, you’ll need to begin to conquer the fear of saying the wrong thing.
You can do it! Watch the video below and use my 3 tips in your next conversation. I’d love to know how it goes!
P.S. For more on how to approach difficult conversations with wisdom and faith, read my book, Say it Brave, available on Amazon.