How not to be a pushover

This post on assertiveness was originally posted on March 2015.

I set this development goal on something originally set called ‘Stop looking after my friends so much’.

The last few months has been a key few months.  I have started my new job, but realise (and have been told) that I lack the confidence to express my opinions.

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Sure there is a limit – there are people who just like to be disagreeable, but I realise that if I do not start standing up for myself, this will impact my life and by default many of my goals and aspirations.

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Sorry about that…

I really think we say sorry too much. If I clash with someone coming out of the gents as I am going in 9 times out of 10 I hear “oh sorry…”

Why do you need to be sorry?  Isn’t excuse me a more appropriate word?

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The Assertive Rules List

To meet my need to be more assertive, I decided to develop a list of rules that I will follow to ensure that I am not being a pushover.

These are quite personal to me and is a guideline on how to put being assertive into practice.

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How not to be a pushover

In January I set myself the goal to ‘Be more assertive’.

This was a development on a goal I had originally set called ‘Stop looking after my friends so much’.

The last few months has been a key few months – for developing the importance of this goal.  I have started my new job, but realise (and have been told) that I lack the confidence to express my opinions).

assertive

Sure there is a limit – there are people who just like to be disagreeable, but I realise that if I do not start standing up for myself, this will effect my life and by default many of my goals and aspirations.

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