Week 34: Assertiveness

Grit

Grit is the quality of exhibiting an indomitable spirit. No matter the circumstances, a person of grit is never overcome, subdued or vanquished. She may be defeated in a contest but is never defeated in spirit; he may fail at a task but he does not accept failure as the
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Determination

Determination is an attitude. It is the motivating force behind persistence and perseverance; the will to succeed, undaunted by difficult obstacles.
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Perseverance – Tenacity

It was so hard for me at first. I knew about three songs and when it was time for us to play onstage I was all shaky, so I had to play behind the curtains. I just couldn’t get up in front. Then you get so very discouraged. You hear
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Vigilance

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
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Advocacy

The task of pleading a case is not reserved for lawyers, who are not the only ones skilled in that art. Each of us is an attorney-in-fact: the parent advocating for a child, a student defending a thesis, a worker requesting a raise or better working conditions. By standing up
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Motivation and Drive

Motivation is the more assertive cousin of willingness, and the emotional component of assertiveness. While the willing person will act if necessary, the motivated person seeks to act.
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Assertiveness

Often distinguished from aggressiveness, assertiveness is standing up for yourself without being abusive or overbearing. Most of the values in our model are assertive, for the simple reason that ethics requires action. This week, we explore components of assertiveness.
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