One of the most important things you can do is work on your “voice.”
What I mean by “voice” is your opinions, wisdom, advice, and input. Or to capture it in one work: presence.
Caution is advised on both sides of the equation.
On one hand, you can be overbearing by talking to much and people grow weary of you and tune you out.
However, you can also be too silent and your passivity can be seen as your endorsement of something you do not believe in. You can also be seen as a lightweight and insignificant player.
Balance is required.
But remember this. You have something to say. You see life from a perspective that no one else has. You’ve experienced things that no one else has experienced (in the same way). You can bring something to table. Your opinion should matter.
The key is to do your homework.
Think through your logic. Work out what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. But whatever you do, don’t let others speak for you; that’s your job and privilege.
The ONE THING for today: Silence is golden, unless it’s not.