Saturday, November 20, 2010

The "Disease To Please"

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”

Raymond Hull

It’s human nature to want approval from other people, but it can be exhausting to compromise yourself to influence or manipulate other people’s perceptions.
No matter how much you try, it simply isn’t possible to control what other people think.
If you’re being true to yourself, at least a few people will judge, question, or dislike you.

No one can please the whole world all at once while honoring their own needs and truths.

Today if you feel the need to people-please, ask yourself, what’s more important: knowing you’ve done your best to make everyone like you, or knowing you’re strong enough to stay true to who you are?

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