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PeopleSmart Skill 3

Asserting Your Needs

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Since people cannot read minds, you must tell them what you want.

—PATRICIA JAKUBOWSKI

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You can’t be all things to all people. If you try, you’ll wind up disappointing them. That’s because others will come to expect too much from you, and you’re bound to fail from time to time.72

We all have limits, even those among us who are “superhuman.” And that is healthy. There are some things you shouldn’t do for others, either because they need to do it for themselves or because it will rob you of your ability ...

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