When you give up the approval of others and live by your own rules, you begin to gain your own approval. JOY is the result of living without guilt, shame or the sense that you are in some way inappropriate. Trying to please others is the fastest way to lose your own peace and joy. The people who wish you were different in some way are exactly the people you are better off without. ~ Jacob Glass
Thought for Today 8.25.15 August 25, 2015
What’s wrong with being a people pleaser? I love treating others as I would like to be treated. But if people pleasing is motivated by fear and/or a need for others to like and validate me, then I am coming from the wrong place. There is nothing wrong with being a people pleaser, but it should be about the joy of giving, not a sacrifice that is motivated by the need to get.