“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.”
(Second post in the series about courageous habits and characteristics)
Do people tend to take advantage of your inability to stand up for yourself and to say "no"?
There is hope for you - you can learn to stand up for your rights and to not please others in everything you do. Assertiveness is essential for success. Assertiveness is the key to good communication. It means that you are truthful to your true thoughts, feelings and what you believe in, while at the same time, showing respect for the other person. Assertiveness is to define your limits and choose your values. It is to know when to speak when to be silent, and to maintain your yes or no you
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
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