how to start speak­ing out

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Inspired -

Don’t over­es­ti­mate ‘nice’ Be­ing con­sid­ered nice doesn’t win you friends – ac­quain­tances maybe, but not proper friends – or pro­mo­tions or re­spect. Hon­esty and in­tegrity are far more valu­able qual­i­ties. Al­ways ask for time be­fore com­mit­ting to some­thing Our im­me­di­ate in­stinct is to agree to a re­quest, but we can end up bit­terly re­gret­ting it. Say you need some time to con­sider it first. list your pri­or­i­ties Whether these are your part­ner, fam­ily or friends, work or hobby. Only by un­der­stand­ing your pri­or­i­ties will you au­to­mat­i­cally speak up when one of them is threat­ened. Re­mem­ber, the more you do it, the eas­ier it be­comes The more prac­tice you get in speak­ing out, the eas­ier it will be to frame your words thought­fully and tact­fully in the fu­ture. Al­ways try to see the big­ger pic­ture Of­ten we at­tach dis­pro­por­tion­ate im­por­tance to what we need to say. We’ll lie awake at night stress­ing about it, whereas for the other per­son, it’s much less of a big deal than we re­ally think.

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