I finally saw the play Wicked last night with my daughters and sweetheart. It was fantastic! Have you seen it?
”The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” tells what happened to the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good Witch before Dorothy drops in.
As a motivational speaker I was reminded of some poignant lessons watching the musical. Without giving away too much of the plot, who is really Wicked and who is really Good? We are so quick to judge. We make assumptions based on appearances, perceptions and what we believe to be the truth. We dislike or hate people without knowing why they are the way they are and what’s happened to them. What’s beneath that pretty face, glittery wand, black hat, or tough shell?
Speaking your truth is not just speaking your own truth, aligning your own thoughts, words, and actions. Speaking your truth means seeking to understand other people’s truths while also taking care of your own needs. Connect with kindness and stop taking people at face value. The next time you find yourself judging or criticizing, remember everyone has a Wicked story of their own.