April 26, 2021
Quietly Assertive

Scorpio Daily Horoscope

Today may find you facing a situation that requires you to assert yourself. This could have you feeling timid, and perhaps worried about what others may be thinking of you. You may find yourself feeling shy as you turn inward to struggle with your emotions and choices, wishing that you could handle it some other way. Maybe you have a picture in your head of what assertive behavior is supposed to look like, and you don't feel that you can live up to that image. But each of us has our own way of expressing ourselves, and we shouldn't force ourselves to conform to someone else's mode. Instead, we need to find the way of effectively communicating what we need in our own voice. Today you can find a way to assert yourself quietly, but confidently.

It can be easy to confuse assertion with aggression, but they are not the same thing. Being assertive merely means honestly communicating your needs in a straightforward way. This can be difficult to do at times, because we may feel pushy, impolite or demanding. But unless we tell people directly what it is we require, we can't honestly expect them to know and act accordingly. In contrast, aggression is an attack, or an attempt to overpower. Today you can find the courage to speak your mind and ask for what you want without hesitation or aggression, but instead with confidence and self-assurance.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

"It can be easy to confuse assertion with aggression." Ain't that the truth?