Tell the truth.
And do it in real-time.
It will be awful and terrifying. Your heart will race, and you may even feel dizzy or nauseous. You’ll risk loss, to be sure. It might make everything far from okay.
And… you will be okay.
You will survive it.
You will be better for it.
I’ve been practicing deeper and deeper levels of truth throughout my life, and it’s still scary. I still fear backlash, loss, and people hurting me for not giving them what they want or need. I still have anxiety from past abuse and traumatic experiences.
And… I still tell the truth.
I still value it so deeply.
I still know it’s the best thing I can do.
Tell the truth, and do it in as close to real-time as you’re able.
Don’t sit and spin out in fear; just rip the bandaid off. Anchor into what you have to say or do, breathe deep, and find your center as best you can, but do it. Tell the truth. Be honest with your words and in your actions.
Even if it’s not okay, even if there’s loss, and even if others try to fight you tooth and nail, you’re going to be okay. You will survive, and you will be better for it.