Have you ever worked in a group?
Sure you have!
We are taught to work in groups and get along with others from an early age.
I am naturally an introvert so working in a group can be awkward for me. I’m also an oldest child so leadership is apart of my natural instincts. So it becomes a weird combination for me.
When I was in high school there was always that “King/Queen Bee” in every group. I always found those people annoying and down right agitating.
Because I am the oldest I always tried not to be that person. I just went with the flow because I know most of them were trying to overcompensate for something.
They wanted all the attention in the world and seemed like they believed they were the only ones who existed in their fairytale world. So as an adult just imagine what I think about them?!
This is not directed towards anyone personally but it is to say that as adults we have to be aware of the negative traits we may or may not have but also when you are feeling that you are not being heard you have to exert yourself and allow others to hear the great opinions and ideas you have. Don’t hold back.
I realize as I have gotten older that you have to sometimes fight and stand your ground to be heard in many situations. You see I work in a field which is male dominated. I often have to stand up for myself just because my ideas are often scoffed because I am of the female gender.
CAN YOU HEAR ME! (I used to find it funny when people would say all caps was yelling)
I am telling you that if you don’t speak up in life you will regret the things you did not say or do. Don’t live with regrets. You have to say what you want to say when you have the opportunity.
I mean with your spouse, friends, and work life. Those relationships should be fostered with honesty and communication.
I read somewhere that the graveyard is the most valuable place because of all the great ideas, books, and things that were never written or shared.
Please don’t be that person who lives his or her life full of regret. BE AWESOME. BE BOLD. Interrupt the conversation and interject your thoughts and ideas.
No need to be harsh with any of it but let people know you want to be heard.
Fight the good fight