This week’s personal development challenge throws us in to the fourth pillar of Self-Esteem: The Practice of Self-Assertiveness – from the Book The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem By Nathaniel Branden. That means we are all about standing up for ourselves;
“Self-assertiveness means honoring my wants, needs, and values and
seeking appropriate forms of their expression in reality…
… Self-assertion does not mean belligerence or inappropriate aggressiveness; it does not mean pushing to the front of the line or knocking other people over; it does not mean upholding my own rights while being blind or indifferent to everyone else’s. It simply means the willingness to stand up for myself, to be who I am openly, to treat myself with respect in all human encounters. It means the refusal to fake my person to be liked.”
(Branden, 1995, p.118)
How to build Self-Esteem – The practice of Self-assertiveness (The six pillars of self-esteem)
Link to the full audiobook – The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem By Nathaniel Branden
( You’ll start right where this chapter begins) :
#1 Sentence Completions to Facilitate Self-Assertiveness
Here are sentence stems that can facilitate reaching a deeper understanding
of self-assertiveness, as well as energizing its practice.
Self-assertiveness to me means-
If I lived 5 percent more self-assertively today-
If someone had told me my wants were important-
If I had the courage to treat my wants as important-
And on the weekend. after rereading the week’s stems, write six to ten endings for If any of what I have been writing is true, it might be helpful if I-.
Of course there are other ways to work with these stems. In my self-esteem groups, for instance, we might work with all the stems on this list in one three-hour session, speaking our endings aloud, then discussing our endings and their action-implications”
Good luck Guys, and if there are any questions – just write them in the comments section below!
Here’s some links to some other videos which discuss the Self-assertiveness:
Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden – Insights & Perspectives (Part 6) https://youtu.be/x3HjlNeHLhs
HOW TO RAISE YOUR SELF ESTEEM – Six Pillars Of Self Esteem Animated Book Summary https://youtu.be/P70E2vQlczY?t=5m9s
HOW TO BUILD SELF ESTEEM – THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM BY NATHANIEL BRANDEN ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW https://youtu.be/dhuabY4DmEo?t=3m10s
10 Best Ideas | THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM | Nathaniel Branden | Book Summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh6MflkPPjQ&t=1s
Golden Ocean – Free Positive Guitar Background Music by Nicolai Heidlas Music is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
SUNDAYS: New Weekly Personal Development Challenge
WEEK DAYS: Depending on the challenge, but at least one Video/Vlog at the Wednesdays
FRIDAY: Evaluation of Week Challenge
Why put in such an effort to grow every day? Because it’s so got damn fun and brings a purpose to life that is hard to beat.
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/With Love, Alexander
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