I was thinking about how we communicate with each other, and how often we assume we have heard what the other person has said. But have we?
Everyone has their own internal filtering process to help us choose which parts of our constant inner monologues get voiced outside of our heads. Often that choice is based on what we consider to be polite or appropriate, using subtlety instead of directness to try to get our point across.
Although sometimes the choice is made based on our perceived expectations of the other person.
I believe that my best chance of getting what I need is to communicate by converting my inner voice to my outside voice.
This may seem unnecessary sometimes, especially when I think the other person has the same information I am working with. But I have to remember they also have their own inner voice, evaluating what they hear in light of their own issues and needs.
With so much to consider and sift through, I think I am truly better off if I communicate precisely. Not only does doing this minimise the chance for misinterpretation, but voicing my thoughts is an act of creation.
I convert my thoughts and imagination to sound, releasing them from my mind into the outside world. This carries energy and intention with it, making my thoughts, wishes and even dreams come true.
When we have the courage to speak our minds and use our voice to state what we really want, we take a bold step in making that happen. By removing the fear of what others may think and the expectation of what we think others should understand, we free ourselves and our thoughts and let loose our desires into the world.
Next time you become aware that you have a choice about how to communicate, choose to use your outside voice and watch its creative power at work.
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Creedence – Confidence for You
International Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author