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Being Assertive- Better Than Fight Or Flight (EXPERT)

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Being Assertive- Better Than Fight Or Flight (EXPERT)
In any conflict we are used to fight or flight, but there is another way. Choose to be assertive.

Assertative is Being Clear  on Boundaries                                                                                 Assertiveness is clearly stating what you want and what you need as a means to an end. Being assertive does not mean you need to be pushy. You have the right to be human and take full responsibility for your actions. You even have the right to be wrong sometimes.   You have the right to tell others what you are thinking and feeling- and you have the right to change your mind. You also have the right to express yourself without intimidation and you have the right to not accept responsibility for other peoples actions.

Being assertive means owing a situation. The only person you have the ability to change is ourselves.

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The heart of being assertive is confidence.

For more information visit www.confidenceclues.com

You will want to learn how to set boundaries in your relationships with others. Being clear about boundaries helps you to never bully others or allow others to bully you.

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(c) Judy Helm Wright aka "Auntie Artichoke" is a parent educator, speaker and author of over 25 books.

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