When we practice assertiveness, we improve our self esteem and confidence. By being assertive you are helping other people to do the same. Read through the following assertiveness quotes to help you to become more assertive in your daily life.
“The only healthy communication style is assertive communication”. Jim Rohn
“Every time we speak, we choose and use one of four basic communication styles: assertive, aggressive, passive and passive-aggressive”. Jim Rohn
“There is a fine line between assertiveness and being relaxed .Justin Guarini
“The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.”
“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Anthony Robbins
“Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, yes when we should say no.” – William Glasser
“We are injured and hurt emotionally, not so much by other people or what they say and don’t say, but by our own attitude and our own response.” – Maxwell Maltz
“The practice of assertiveness: being authentic in our dealings with others; treating our values and persons with decent respect in social contexts; refusing to fake the reality of who we are or what we esteem in order to avoid disapproval; the willingness to stand up for ourselves and our ideas in appropriate ways in appropriate contexts”. Nathaniel Branden
“Let’s build bridges, not walls”. MLK, Jr.
“Modesty is related to diffidence, diffidence is related to shyness, Shyness is a synonym for timidity, timidity is a characteristic of the meek, the meek do not inherit the Earth, they serve those who are self confident and self assertive.” Dean Koontz
“The most powerful assertiveness technique is to repeat your command with the confidence that the child will soon yield”. John Gray