Being Assertive – is one of the most important skills you can learn today. It changes the way you communicate, deal with conflict, and your own relationship with yourself.
Being Assertive – can help with your self esteem, it means expressing yourself effectively and standing up for your views. It does not mean being a pushover and trampling on other peoples rights as you go along.
Being Assertive – is a balance between being passive and aggressive. If you are passive you tend to be shy and not able to speak up for your rights; if you are aggressive you come across as a bully. You just need that balance which entails showing respect for others while bringing across your point.
You have the right to change your mind.
You have the right to say, “I don’t know.”
You have the right to make mistakes—and be responsible for them.
I could go on and on, every now and again we need a dose of assertiveness. Sometimes we think we are hurting the other persons feelings, but if we can stand up for our rights and ideas while being respectful we should come away feeling good about ourselves. And not regretting taking a stand.
So in the spirit of sharing here’s a great book you can read on Assertiveness courtesy of Bookboon. This is an absolutely free service. No hidden agenda.
“When we are no longer able to change
we are challenged to change
Viktor E. Frankl
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