I was learning about assertiveness today – the fine line between passive and aggressive behaviour that requires a very adult perspective. I was tickled to hear that in being assertive “one doesn’t necessarily get one’s thanks for it on this earth”.
The same is true of lots of grown up behaviour. It’s not usually the most popular thing, nor the most comfortable. Nailing the balance of wants and needs requires a broad and longer term view.
It’s not the immediate roar of the crowd you want to be aiming for. It’s their respect over time.
Kindly, keep going.