We feel safe around direct, honest people. They speak their minds, and we know where we stand with them.
Indirect people, people who are afraid to say who they are, what they want, and what they’re feeling, cannot be trusted. They will somehow act out their truth even though they do not speak it. And it may catch everyone by surprise.
Directness saves time and energy. It removes us as victims. It dispenses with martyrdom and games. It helps us own our power. It creates respectful relationships.
It feels safe to be around direct, honest people. Be one.
Today, I will own my power to be direct. I do not have to be passive, nor do I need to be aggressive. I will become comfortable with my own truth, so those around me can become comfortable with me.” via June 23: Directness.
- Sadness (toddlohenry.com)
- Letting the Cycles Flow (toddlohenry.com)
- Living Our Lives (toddlohenry.com)
- Recognizing Choices (toddlohenry.com)
- Affirm Yourself… (toddlohenry.com)
- …on Taking One Day at a Time (toddlohenry.com)
- Rise to the Occasion (toddlohenry.com)
- You have the power (toddlohenry.com)
- “That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It” – An Interview with Melody Beattie (wheretheclientis.com)
- …on Control (toddlohenry.com)