READ THESE RULES – AND BECOME A POWERFUL PERSON

MY RIGHTS
  • I have the right to state my own needs and set my own priorities as a person, independent of any roles that I may assume in life.
  • I have the right to be treated with respect as an intelligent, capable and equal
  • human being.
  • I have the right to express my feelings.
  • I have the right to express my opinions and values.
  • I have the right to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for myself.
  • I have the right to make mistakes.
  • I have the right to change my mind.
  • I have the right to say I don’t understand.
  • I have the right to ask for what I want.
  • I have the right to decline responsibility for other people’s problems.
  • I have the right to deal with others without being dependant on them for approval.
By Anne Dickson from her book, A woman in your own right.
I discovered these in the 80’s in a book about standing up for your rights as a woman. They revolutionised my behaviour and approach to life, and I taught them to my children as well. Please don’t just read them and nod your head. Print them out and read them to yourself every day until you know them off by heart. Then they will take root, then they will inform and cue more empowered behaviour.
Enjoy!
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