Share your thoughts. It’s not just about you!

When you share your thoughts, it’s not just about you.  This is an opportunity for you to help someone else that you might not even know!

You can share your thoughts in many ways.

For some people, it’s easier to share your thoughts in written word.  For others, they need face to face conversation and yet others prefer a disembodied voice over the phone or Internet.  There is no right way.  Share your thoughts in the way that works best for you.

Personally, this is my venue.  By using my blog, it gives me a little time to form my thoughts and put them down in a logical format.  This also allows me to go back and edit easily when I think something may be interpreted differently than I intended or simply correct spelling and grammatical mistakes.  Find the way that works best for you.  If you like the idea of your own blog, it’s easy enough to get your own domain and get started.

What does sharing your thoughts achieve?

When you share your thoughts, you may be helping someone else work through an issue you weren’t even aware they were experiencing.  Some are too afraid to let others know what they are going through and believe that they are alone in their experience.  “There must be something wrong with me” because I have never heard of someone else experiencing this.  When you share your thoughts, you are giving others permission to share theirs with you.  You may save a life because you shared!

There is another benefit.  When you share your thoughts, it’s likely you sort through a lot of information before you try to phrase your statement so that the other person will understand.  In that process, you will likely clear the garbage clouding your own thoughts and find a “eureka” moment in the process.  You develop clarity and understanding as you share your thoughts with someone else.

Risk versus reward when you share your thoughts.

There are risks in sharing your thoughts.  Typically, they involve more than just you and when you “speak” publicly in a space like this blog, you need to be careful with your words to minimize offending someone.  People reading your blog are likely to assume it’s about them when you may not even have known they had whatever issue you were discussing.  This can lead to a little tension, maybe even a lot!

The rewards of sharing your thoughts are both for you and for the people who are exposed to your thoughts.  When you share your thoughts, you find clarity and that leads to being able to find resolutions to your personal challenges.  When your thoughts create a tension for someone else, that may actually allow them to find clarity and could lead to a resolution for them.  A secondary reward is that people get to know more about you and how you think.  This leads to much better communication which, in turn, leads to less tension.

Share your thoughts and teach others to share theirs!

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my thoughts.  I’m thankful for the benefit of the thoughts shared by others.  I’m thankful for the God given gift of independent thought.

What are you thankful for today?