Being assertive means being positive and confident. Assertiveness begins by being aware that you are a worthy person. You have your very own special gifts. When you are assertive, you think for yourself, and express your own ideas, opinions and talents. When you do this, you make a difference in the wolrd in your own special way. You have the self-confidence to tell the truth about what is just.
I am practicing Assertiveness when I...
- Think for myself
- Share my own ideas and feelings with others
- Tactfully tell people what I really think
- Choose not to allow others to lead me into trouble
- Expect respect at all times
- Tactfully ask for what I want
- Keep myself from being to bossy
I am assertive. I think for myself and do what I fell is right. I tell the truth about what is just. I expect respect at all times.
This virtue write-up comes from the work of The Virtue Project. The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 95 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections. For more information visit www.virtuesproject.com.