Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a motor mouth. My parents would have to tell me to take a breath and family and friends would look at me like a crazy person because I always had something to say. Well, growing up, things haven’t changed much. Once a talker, always a talker I guess. However, I’ve recently been discovering that I don’t talk when I need to. I’m not very good at speaking my mind when I’m upset or frustrated and I’m not good at speaking up to defend myself.
I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeve and something this is my biggest downfall. With my heart where it is, its clear that my heart goes into everything, but it also gets bumped and bruised along the way. I take everything very personally, and that is when my motor mouth stops running. I handle criticism well, but only when it is explained to me. For example, I really do like having my flaws pointed out to me. Only when the problems are pointed out can you build upon it and grow from it.
To grow, to learn, to point things out – you have to talk. So the saying goes: communication is key. That is a phrase that can be applied to every aspect of your life. It doesn’t do anybody any good to keep things in or only tell bits and pieces of a conversation. If someone is expected to make a change, the need to be told to start that change. That can only be done by communicating. Also, without communication, there is room for ideas and stories to take shape. Sometimes these stories get blown out of proportion and can cause a bigger problem then they are worth.
All in all, secret secrets are no fun, unless they’re shared with everyone! So lets all talk, lets all share and lets all make the only stories that happen are the ones that start from the smiles on our faces. Lets talk.