Friday, October 28, 2011

How To Be Assertive : Follow your heart

Assertiveness is based upon self-respect .... having respect for yourself and your needs, concerns and feelings. This does not mean being selfish, we must still of course be willing to listen to what others might say because we might learn something.

But having listened to and considered what others have to say, then being assertive is about following your own judgement - whether it be in business, or in your personal relationships.

Here are some powerful words from Steve Jobs who succeeded in carving out a memorable and rewarding life for himself, whilst inspiring others along the way ....

“Your time here is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't become trapped by narrow thinking – or you’ll miss seeing the exciting and endless possibilities that are all around you. Don't let the noise of other people’s  opinions drown out your own inner voice.  What is most important, is that you have the courage to follow your heart and listen to your intuition. Because, somehow deep within, you already know what you are truly meant to become” 

These words serve to capture the type of mindset and thinking that you need in order to become more assertive. Never for one moment allow yourself to doubt that you have within you all you need to become the person you want to become.

For more tips and guidance on self development and self-improvement, have a look at Personal Development 

And another website with some great advice on becoming more assertive is ....

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