Learn to be Assertive and Love it!
A new, confident you
By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
Somebody cuts in front of you in the grocery store line. You're irritated but don't say anything. You disagree with your boss, but say nothing. Sound familiar?
You think: I'm confident, I'm smart, and I know what I want. Why can't I just say it? Being assertivestanding up for yourself and speaking your mind in a clear yet respectful waycan be remarkably hard on a good day. We worry if we ask for what we need, we'll put someone out. Or that we'll come across as a you-know-what. So we just let what we want go unsaid.