Being a people-pleaser was an issue for me for years, when I look back I could attribute it to being young and naive. Or maybe it’s connected to the approval and love I endlessly sought from my parent. My selflessness may also be rooted in my desire to be liked by others. People-pleasing left me feeling drained, taken advantage of and lost on the inside.
After I had my awakening, I definitely noticed my desire to pleasing others reduce. Interestingly enough, I also had a few “friends” in my life melt away when I stopped people-pleasing.
There’s nothing wrong with people-pleasing. It’s good that you want to help others and satisfy their needs. But you need to know when to stop. You have to be aware of your intention. It’s coming from a place of abundance or a place of lack. People-pleasing without boundaries and you become a doormat without personality. People-pleasing with a hidden agenda and you are insincere.
People-pleasing never really satisfies you, as it is nearly impossible to please others 100% of the time. True self “pleasing” comes from within, and no one can ever really please you except for yourself.
This kind of “skill”, putting others needs before your own sways you from your true authentic self and your true authentic path, which can make you feel out of alignment and confused about your purpose.
Stop people-pleasing and reconnect with your true authentic self.
Who’s with me?
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