Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Central Hill Country Texas
I think of being assertive as standing up/doing what you believe is right even when you know it means a struggle is forthcoming. Confidence is knowing you have the skill to do it, usually because of experience.
If you want assertiveness you need to build confidence and that means building skills and experience.
“You spend your whole life with horses and just about the time you think you have them figured out, a horse comes along that tells you otherwise.” –quote from my very wizened trainer