Hey guys, I’m going to keep it short and simple today. Some ‘events’ have occurred in the past few weeks and I’ve decided to use it as inspiration for my blog. I’d like to also remind you that my column is changing into an Ask Sarah column, so feel free to comment below with a question or problem. You can also find me on twitter. xo
Sticking up for yourself seems like a very small and basic thing to do depending on each situation. But what happens when you’re forced to go against something much bigger than yourself, like an authority figure? The task of defending yourself becomes a bit more complicated, doesn’t it? The most important thing to remember is to fight for what you believe in. Remember when sticking up for yourself, keep it honest. The truth will set you free.
If it’s something you honestly believe in and feel your side is right, don’t give up. Practice talking about your argument, write down some major points and even tell your side to multiple people to get their opinions. The more you have in your ‘bag of tricks’, the better off you will be.
When you present your ‘case’ to whomever, make sure you state your points clearly (and DO NOT throw in anything about drama, it will make your argument look weak).
And when/if you are successful, be extremely proud of yourself.
A close friend of mine went up against an institution, and she was successful in her efforts. I am so incredibly proud of her for not going down without a fight.
And of course, I’ll leave you with a quote:
“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it because it is right.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.