The fundamental importance of assertiveness lies in the human need for respect, understanding and self-love. We must put ourselves out of our comfort zone and express ourselves honestly and from the heart to live our truth and gain positivity. Standing up for what we believe in and how we wish to be seen in the world are both vital steps in developing a secure sense of self and developing a more positive, healthier, well-rounded person.

Respect

To gain respect, often, we must assert ourselves instead of letting ourselves be seen as weak or victimised. While this should not necessarily be the case, it usually is and standing up for ourselves will help develop a strong character that we can use to promote positivity and deny negative influences within our life. Garnering respect does not have to be challenging, but we have to be assertive and pursue care if we wish to maintain it.

Understanding

When we seek to understand each other and ourselves better, assertiveness is essential. We need to put ourselves and our ideas forward without fear but maintain enough empathy and curiosity to allow others to be assertive. Assertiveness can help us develop understanding through our ability to share ideas, opinions and concepts with others truthfully.

Self-Love

When it comes to loving, we wholeheartedly appreciating what it means to be assertive matters a lot. When we truly love ourselves, we can act with assertiveness due to assurance of our confidence and value to others. When we love ourselves, being assertive will not be a problem or something we struggle with. It means we can free ourselves from the issues of judgement and fear and live happily in the knowledge that we are doing what we believe to be correct.

Becoming Assertive

While developing a sense of assertiveness can seem like an arduous task, learning to put ourselves first and stand up for our beliefs is something everybody can aspire towards. We can learn to develop an interest in our ideas whilst also understanding those of others. Prioritising ourselves does not mean ignoring or putting others last but having enough respect to defend and bolster yourself against negativity and harm, which may negatively impact your ego, self-confidence or self-love. This is very important for developing a healthy and positive mind.

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation enables us to learn about self-love and personal development from a positive perspective, promoting assertiveness and knowing ourselves. By developing these skills, we can understand how to assert our thoughts and ideas shamelessly and with enough confidence to discuss and debate our ideas with other people. Growing assertiveness may be labour that takes time, but the result will enable us to be happier and conversations with others.

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