7 Very Helpful Tips on How to Overcome Passivity ...


I always wanted to learn how to overcome passivity, since I used to have quite a big tendency to procrastinate and sometimes, I even avoided doing the things I love, because I often doubted myself. That’s why, most of the time, I didn’t take responsibility for my actions and I chose to do nothing at all rather than dealing with the possible consequences of a failure. This is until one day, when I realized that I was actually sabotaging myself and I had to do something in order to correct my behavior. While I did my research for this article I found a very interesting definition of passivity, which apparently is “a compulsion or learned tendency to live at half-speed which ultimately leaves people feeling their glass is half-empty and thus half-heartedly committing to projects, plans and goals.” Once I realized I have a problem, I tried to do something about it and this is how I discovered what assertiveness means and I started working towards becoming the person I always wanted to be. I am still doing this, but I can definitely say that I’ve learned a lot of things about how to overcome passivity, things I want to share with you in this little article. I hope that my tips will motivate you enough to get rid of this dysfunctional behavior.

1. Asses Your Behavior

One of the first steps you should take if you want to learn how to overcome passivity is to understand why you tend to be so passive by assessing your behavior. What makes you act in such a passive way? Do you lack encouragement from other people? Are you lazy or do you tend to procrastinate too much? Does the way you currently behave help you in any way to accomplish your goals or to even fulfill your smallest dreams? You should first answer all these questions and pay attention to the fact that most of the time, the causes of your passivity may be combined, so you’ll have to solve more problems at once in order to correct your behavior.

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