Stop Being a People Pleaser
Many people pleasers wrongly believe that nobody will like them if they stop doing things for others.
Some people just can’t help but go out of their way just to make other people happy.
People pleasers focus mostly on others and not what is inside their own hearts and minds. If you become this kind of person, you will eventually feel lonely and empty deep down. You may have earned friends, but deep down, you will always doubt their real intentions.
These people pleasers are otherwise known as adapters. A lot of these people who were willing to let others use them were most likely raised in an environment where their opinions were not valued. In order to earn their place, they mistakenly thought that they had to forget who they were just to bend to the will of others.
When you become this kind of person, two things can happen: either you will annoy other people because you try to please others too much, or worse, you will meet people who want your friendship just to get favors.
If you find yourself to be this kind of person at times, you need to get out of this unhealthy pattern. Know that it is very possible to change so that you can finally feel better about yourself and know what you truly deserve.
First off, you need to learn how to say NO. This very important word is what frees you from the chains you’ve created for your life. You may also feel guilty at times, but you’ll get to see who your real friends are in the very end.
Your thoughts and emotions are an important part of who you are. When you are unsure of yourself and try too hard to become the kind of person others want you to be, you’ll lose what matters most: your dignity and self-respect.
If someone stops liking you just because you’ve learned how to say no, then chances are they weren’t really your friends to begin with. A true friend is someone who likes you for your true self, someone who stands by you through thick and thin. Only when you become honest about whom you truly are will you have this kind of friendship.
Don’t allow yourself to become anyone’s puppet. Who is running your life?
The answer should be you!
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