Think of time when you felt afraid to voice your opinion about something.
Perhaps a number of people around you were in a discussion, and you had a point to make. But you felt afraid to speak up.
Or perhaps someone was chastising you about something or wrongly accusing you of something, and you were afraid to voice your side.
How did you feel in that situation? How did you feel as that situation played out?
Lean into and really feel those emotions.
And, then after the event, how did you feel? Did you regret not saying anything? Did you think of something that you could have or should have said to get your point across?
And what happened as a result of not speaking up?
What did you lose out on as a result? Did you, perhaps, lose out on people hearing and considering your opinion? Did you, perhaps, lose out on the feeling of pride that you stood up for yourself, your beliefs, your principles?
Would you have felt grateful for the outcome?
The outcome probably didn’t go your way, it wasn’t the outcome you would have wished, so you wouldn’t have had much to be grateful for, right?