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4 Ways to avoid being taken for granted

Do you feel yourself being taken for granted on a regular basis? You know, sometimes people may be harsh or judgmental, and this might leave you feeling as though they don't care about you or have any regard for you. To be honest, it's not pleasant to spend time with people who don't respect you; yet, if you have to spend time with people who don't respect you, there has to be a limit to prevent being taken for granted.

You must, however, respect yourself if you are not to be taken for granted by others. If you want to gain the respect of others, you must first earn it from yourself.


1. Acquire the ability to say no! Learn to say no without feeling bad about yourself. Some people's goodwill and kindness are taken for granted at times, which is unfortunate.


It is true that the more often you say yes to people, the more they come to anticipate you to remain the same, and in the process, they come to take your goodwill for granted. Always saying yes to people might create the idea that you don't have a choice in the matter, which can lead to awkward situations.


2. Establish clear limits; In order to win people's respect and avoid being taken for granted, you must establish clear boundaries with the individuals you encounter.


When you do this, it will demonstrate to others that you are a no-nonsense individual while also giving the appearance that you are intelligent.


3. Do not displease yourself in order to please others; you must realize that no matter how wonderful or horrible you are, not everyone is going to love and respect you no matter what you do for them or how much you sacrifice.


As a result, in order to avoid being taken for granted, you do not have to displease yourself in order to please others, particularly those who do not appreciate what you do for them. Contrary to popular belief, I did not suggest that you should cease being kind to others. To summarize, I'm attempting to convey the message that you should be aware of your own limitations.


4. Stop over apologizing;

Some individuals have a habit of apologizing all the time, even when they haven't done anything wrong. I didn't say you should stop saying sorry, but I did say you should recognize when you've gone too far.

It gives others the appearance that you are a weakling if you are often apologizing to them, even when they have done something wrong to you. It will also cause them to constantly correct your faults and yet force you to beg them for their own mistakes.


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