Whenever things aren’t going exactly the way you want them to, you need to start getting creative about your expectations. But you also have to know when to stand your ground and not give in, not even an inch. Speak up if you just can’t go along with what everyone else is saying or doing. Sometimes the only way to get people to listen to you and respect what you say is by forcing them to. A quiet word to the right person will get you the satisfaction you need.