By Beverley Hare
Being assertive ability accepting accountability for one's activities and with the ability to show oneself in a transparent, sincere approach. this article introduces readers to the sensible thoughts utilized in assertiveness education, that are worthy in either enterprise functionality and private existence.
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I kept on asking myself. In my childish and uneducated way I developed the fantasy that I was bom so that the sunlight could strike me before it spread to others. This was to be my "secret". One day, when another boy annoyed me, I retaliated by threatening to withhold the sunlight from him. This provoked such laughter that I could not help asking him why he had laughed at me. His reply shattered my illusion and gave me a shock which determined my general attitude to others from that day. ' Another example is that of Miss S.
P. said: 'I am a stand-up comic who can' t remember his jokes. It' s no laughing matter coming offstage 32 DOUBLE YOUR LEARNING POWER after only five or ten minutes when you're supposed to do twenty! ' How a faulty memory led to the loss of a job is seen in the case of a Lancashire parson. According to the Press, he started a communion service having forgotten to provide the bread. He forgot to attend weddings at the right times. His parochial church council complained to their bishop, and the bishop's interview with the vicar led to the latter's resignation.
For example, Mr N. S. said: 'I recall how in my childhood I was once forced to disclose what had been till then my greatest secret. As an African, I did not get the chance to go to school until I was twelve. I spent most of my time alone as a shepherd boy. As I grew up, I developed an intense curiosity about how everything came into being. " I kept on asking myself. In my childish and uneducated way I developed the fantasy that I was bom so that the sunlight could strike me before it spread to others.
Be Assertive by Beverley Hare