For a long time, I resisted sharing knowledge with others.
Not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't know I had anything worthwhile to share.
I assumed that since I knew it, everyone did.
Over the years, I've had many experiences of sharing something and feeling quite shocked that the person had a big AHA or was floored by what I shared.
They didn't know.
And knowing it - having heard what I had to say - helped them.
So this is something I've learned gradually.
What I know is not obvious to others.
I think this is the key to a lot of personal growth:
- Confidence - We all know so much more than we think
- Significance - "I have something to say"
- Finding our voice - There is room for what we have to say. We can take space
Fundamentally important because we all want and need to be heard, seen, and understood.
Which is one of the reasons that I'm writing.
I know what I know. I don't know what others know.
I can only do my part.
What's obvious to you is a breakthrough for someone else.