Questioning Your Supervisors
You will find yourself in many situations that will require you to work under a supervisor or leader of some sort. Regardless of your status in life, these authority figures may be present at your work, church, country club or even in your social circle. While you are not tied to any individual, many of these scenarios will involve you giving them the upper hand, consciously or unconsciously.
Many times, you will hear advise, opinions or recommendations with which you will disagree with. The people who always do as they are told without questioning back, are the same people who have not developed a voice and end up feeling insecure, angry or even sad. We are not meant to follow orders like robots; we should always have a say!
But this is not to say that you should be putting yourself in situations that will get you into trouble, fired from your work or even make you feel socially awkward. Going overboard is also not good, as this can cause you to feel the same emotions as listed above. You have to learn how to be neutral, but still stand your ground by questioning the things that you hear!
One may argue that this way of being is rebellious and will only make you look like a fool. If you are one of these people, then you probably lack the courage to be a leader yourself! Leaders don’t blindly take orders when they disagree with something that they hear. It is mentally and emotionally healthy to question something that you disagree with!
By questioning some of the things that you hear, this helps you become more confident in yourself and adopt a stance of leadership and dignity. It’s actually fun to play devil’s advocate from time to time; it provides you with an air of freedom and confidence! But if you just conform and agree with everything that your supervisors tell you, you will always feel beneath others.
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and shine! This is your life; your time to grow and develop yourself as a person, human being and spiritual entity!
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)
2 Replies to “Don’t Agree With Everything You Hear”
I love your posts. Very beneficial. I’m learning how to be more assertive and i am coming on as aggressive so i’m trying to not have an emotional reaction to everything and im trying to know what my boundaries are and how to assert them assertively
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Thank you. You don’t necessarily have to come off as aggressive. You can still be assertive and confident and kindhearted and nice. The key is learning how to live your life on your terms, without affecting others negatively!