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Assertiveness: How To Be Strong In Every Situation by Suzanne Potts, Conrad Potts

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Sustaining Your Assertion

Maintain your self-confidence and well-being

If you were one of those people who are permanently high on self-belief, confidence and self-esteem, you would have no need to pick up a book like this.

For the rest of us it can be a chicken and egg situation because, in order to be more assertive, we need to feel self-confident and empowered and, in order to become more self-empowered, we need to be more assertive!

We have, throughout the book, chosen to concentrate on the latter option.

Even if we don’t feel self-confident and high on self-esteem, knowing and understanding the beliefs and practices of assertion and behaving “as if” you were . . . will increase your self-confidence and esteem because you will be successful ...

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