|Posted by Aaron Lumpkin on January 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM|
Letting people run over you can become a habit. Notice a group of young kids playing and you can see this clearly. When one child has a bad incident with a bully, the child becomes a little gun-shy. The child's feelings will spill over into his relationships with other children, who now see that the child can be used, manipulated, or easily frightened. Actually, the child could deal with other children but now he doesn't believe he can. These feelings may follow the child all his life. You may be this child.
You might as well be confident and courageous. Which is worse: being humiliated, used, and beaten up, or trying to stand on your own? Which behavior would make you feel better? Try to focus on being more confident and you will find more enjoyment in life.
(Excerpt from You Can Be Positive Confident and Courageous.)