I rarely use words like ‘must’ and ‘should’ these days. I’ve consciously removed them from my vocabulary as much as possible, due to the restrictions and pressure they can cause.

However, for the purposes of this post I’ve relaxed this.

You must speak.

I say this because without even trying to speak, the wheel of continuous fear and anxiety will continue.

Speak, speak, speak!

Stammer and speak, but do speak.

Doing so will start to break the cycle and begin to raise your confidence.