Good navigators don’t try to see what’s in front of them as their destination, they try to see how it can lead to their destination.
The same principle applies to positive thinking. You don’t need to see everything in life as good or wanted, you only need to relax your judgment enough to recognize how it can lead to good or wanted.
And if I apply that principle to self-expression: I don’t need to refine my ideas until I deem them good enough to be shared, I just need to see how sharing them might lead to something good. And that tiny little shift in perspective could just spell the difference between hiding and shining.
PS: This is an example of shining.