It happens often: you’re in a meeting and someone’s proposing a plan for a new project you’re working on. You know you have a better alternative, but you’re afraid of speaking up because the person proposing the plan has more experience than you.
Rather than present your opinion, you sit back and let the plan unfold as proposed.
Most of us can recall at least one time in the workplace we’ve been afraid to speak up and offer our opinion. That’s okay—but often, speaking up is a much better option, even if it seems more difficult at the time.