Owning your strengths
Pair that with my anti-conflict personality and we’ve got someone who typically sits back and lets things happen around me, going with the flow no matter how I truly feel in a situation and that just breeds frustration, exhaustion and unhappiness in the long run.
Now that I am in my thirties, I have really reflected on my strengths and the moments when I have downplayed them and taken a backseat, rather than stepping up and into where I thrive and can help others the most. As a result I’ve begun standing up for myself more often, speaking confidently when I know I can accomplish something and taking leaps when I have a goal or a dream. It doesn’t make it less scary, but it has definitely increased my confidence to speak with authority when I know it’s an area I am qualified.
The thing is, I think people in support roles often sit back rather than speak up. And while there is a time and a place for sitting back, people in administrative and assistant roles should have a voice as well. I encourage you to find your voice, speak and carry yourself with confidence because your role is important too.