Express Yourself is Part Ten of Ten Steps to Discover U. You know who you are, now is the time to be the real you. Who can hear your voice if you do not speak your truth? Who can see what you write if you do not show them? If you love someone but are never able communicate it in a way they can receive it, does it exist? I believe we only get one chance at this, and do we really want to stumble around worrying about what others think of us, never feeling comfortable being ourselves?
When I assembled a list of my top ten blogs on time and life management, I began thinking. What do I have to offer that is different from what is already being done? DIYPlanner does a great job of ideas for paper planning. David Seah has tremendously creative ideas for paper productivity too. For Getting Things Done followers, there’s Matt’s Idea Blog and What’s the Next Action. Black Belt Productivity does great interviews already. Lifehack has a community of folks that share information.
Sometimes I feel like I’m just talking to myself, and what good is that? Actually, I guess at times that’s ok! 🙂 But on the other hand, if I’m not reaching others with my message, I’ve failed in my goal of sharing information about goal setting and time management.
What is my purpose, my unique contribution? I think for me the focus on helping people set goals is important, and along with that is helping people learn who they are and become who they want to be, to do what they want to do. I will include more information about skills that help us in work and in life. So that is my unique contribution.
Many of the greatest truths have some paradox in them. It is only in accepting ourselves as we are that it is possible to change. Since no one is perfect, there are often things we would like to change. The only thing we can change is ourselves, and even that does not come easy. The next step is to grow into the person you want to become.
Love is a gift freely given, the only way to keep it is to give it away. Life is also a gift, that’s why they call it the present. What we give is what we get back. The greatest gift you can give is the gift of being yourself. The more fully you express yourself, the greater your experience of life becomes.
Wow. First, thank you very much for mentioning me, and in such honorable company. Second, just this one post has a ton of wisdom in it. There’s room for lots of voices, and yours is a good, strong one – keep writing!