August 13th of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.
Take the opportunity today to be assertive.
How many times have you become frustrated with a situation or person simply because you weren’t assertive enough about your involvement?
I can certainly remember many times. Sometimes it’s because I didn’t say NO to something I should have and sometimes it’s because I said YES to something I shouldn’t have. Ever had that?
Well, today, before you answer yes or no to something, think if it’s really what you want to do, or at least if it’s something you could live with without any resentment. If it isn’t, then find the kindest way you can to say ‘No I can’t do that.’ or ‘Do you know what, this is what I actually want.’
It’s perfectly acceptable to be assertive as long as it’s not aggressive or intimidating. It’s just standing your ground. Putting your foot down.
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