Assertiveness is something that’s not taught very well in Asian households, at least in my experience listening to family, friends, and reading other people’s families. We like to keep our heads down, not cause a commotion, even if it means at a sacrifice.
But as we know, that takes a toll on us if we want to live a life we care about. So I’m glad you put yourself on the journey to learn! I think that’s also super important to understand both HOW and WHAT you do want to become more assertive for. Knowing is half the battle.
I like that you’re action-oriented too. Sometimes, we don’t have to care solely on just how we feel, as long as what we feel doesn’t get in the way of what we want to do.
Thanks for commenting, Ben! Hope your journey’s going well!