Monday Morning Motivation – Assertive
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There is likely going to be a few folks that read this and cringe when I suggest that being assertive is a positive characteristic. That’s because many, many individuals associate being assertive with being overbearing. The reality is that they are two vastly different things.
Being assertive requires that:
- You have an opinion/conviction
- You believe strongly in that opinion/conviction
- You are willing to stand up for/voice that opinion/conviction
It differs from being overbearing in that you do NOT attempt to force others to adopt or follow that opinion/conviction.
Being assertive means that you are willing to “take a stand” for what you believe in. That takes courage (reminder: I define courage as putting yourself at risk for the betterment of others). That means that you may not always be in a comfortable place: SHORT TERM when you are assertive. However, long term, standing up for your opinions/convictions is almost always a good thing.
That brings us to today’s question:
- Are you willing to be assertive with your opinions and convictions?
Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.
About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.
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