The past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the relationships that are important to me: friends, family, boyfriend. I wondered what it was that was missing from each of these relationships; then it hit me. The thing that was lacking was communication. Many times in life there are things that we feel strongly about and don’t know how to express it. Why is that we would rather there be tension or discomfort in our relationships than actually speak up and say what’s on our minds? Is it that we fear what we have to say will hurt that person? Or is it that we fear that they might actually listen? I for one have never been the type to bite my tongue; I consider myself quite bold. However, with certain relationships I often find myself speechless.
We expect people to know how we feel without ever saying anything, but we all know life doesn’t work that way. We have to believe in ourselves and take that chance if it is truly important to us. Jim Rohn once said, “Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”I have a few things that I want some people close to me to know and if practice makes perfect then I have a lot of practicing to do.