“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”~ Dr. Seuss
My favorite Dr. Seuss quote of all time! Just think how much better life would be if we could all be who we are and say what we feel without worrying about what everyone else thought. To be our authentic true self without the fear of judgement, ridicule or rejection.
Are you hiding something? Do you want to say what you feel or have something you want to do, but you don’t because you’re afraid of what people will do, think or say?
Remind yourself that those who love you for who your authentic true self are those that won’t mind that you say what you feel. Those that “mind” may seem like they matter now, in the moment or short term, but maybe, just maybe they are the ones that “don’t matter” in the long run. I recommend that when you say what you feel, you do your best to be tactful but be truthful.
There were countless times, especially in the corporate world, when there were things I would have liked to say, but knew better. To keep my integrity I would take a step back and say what I needed (say what I felt) in a way that would be somewhat heard. However, there are people who will only hear what they want and they may not appreciate when you say what you feel if it doesn’t compliment their way of thinking; those people or relationships are not the best relationships to help you live your authentic life, or as Dr. Suess says, they may be those that “don’t matter”.
Chose your words carefully, but say what you feel so you can be your authentic true self and live with integrity.
Be YOU! Live your authentic life by being your true self!