Write assertively or passively.
All that matters is you write.
Speak fiercely or calmly.
All that matters is you speak.
Sing songs of joy or songs of melancholy.
All that matters is you sing.
No matter the form of your communication, that which you have to share is valuable. It may pack a punch or gently ease a burden.
Loud and firm doesn’t equate to strength, nor does quiet and soft equate to weakness. In whatever form you take, with whatever you are going through, speak truth. Your truth. A shaky whisper can open up the floodgates to growth and healing just as effectively as screaming at the top of your lungs.
I think we all have a little bit of both within us. Ferocity and gentleness. Intensity and quietude. Its important to remember that confidence and insecurity are not tied to specific qualities. A loud, assertive man can be in a state of crippling insecurity while a seemingly meek and quiet man stands in unwavering self confidence. You can flip the men in this situation and it could easily be just as true. The important thing to note is that the way we feel about ourselves is a state of mind, not a permanent sentence. This gives us the freedom to choose a practice of self acceptance or self criticism, which in turn molds a state of insecurity or confidence that we live in.
It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it. All that matters is that it is said. You never know who may benefit from your honesty. Standing in truth and taking steps toward that truth, no matter how tiny, can build the lasting self confidence that trusting yourself brings.