“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
-- Coco Chanel
Please take a moment and really ponder the question I am about to ask. Don’t just shuffle your mental deck of cards and say four of clubs, allow yourself to consider the possibilities.
What percentage of the time are your thoughts uniquely your own versus re-iterating what someone else has told you?
What are you willing to do to become more practiced at thinking for yourself?
How often do you share your most unique thoughts with others?
What is it that stops you?
Now, for the writing side:
When is your writing the most authentic, with your own unique beliefs and thoughts?
What stops you from writing in such a clear, easily definable as you way?
Make a list of 3 to 5 topics you have strong opinions on that may not be what the majority of the people you know share your same opinion.
Make a list of 3 to 5 popular opinions you believe in.
Do research on one from each of these lists: it doesn’t have to be graduate level study, simply google at first and read some articles. You may even get out a notebook and jot down some new ideas. Then… extra bonus: write about what you have learned.
Traditional Writing Prompts:
When I think about speaking or writing my own, pure thoughts, I….
When I am completely honest, I remember the last time I spoke up or wrote about something really important (and unpopular) and I…..
I want to be more courageous with my writing so I will…..
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