Breaking Free From People-Pleasing Mentality

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

We please people to make them happy, to fit in, or to cover our insecurities. You must stop it. Love yourself the way you are. You are good enough. Don’t crave for love, give yourself love. Because you can’t make people like you. If they don’t like you, there is nothing you can do about it. Forget about their love. Your love for yourself is enough to make you happy for the rest of your life.

No one is perfect. No one is better than you.And you are not better than anyone. That is good enough. Don’t give up your values because you want people to like you. Don’t do it. According to Ryan Holiday, “We can seek progress without being perfectionists and we can be pragmatic without being unprincipled.” In other words, don’t give up your values just because you want to make people happy.

The more you please people, the more you harm yourself. You will never be happy with yourself. To stop people from manipulating you, you must believe in yourself. You must never be afraid to say NO to them. If you want to live your best life, you MUST be in charge of your life. The choice is yours.

I am breaking free from my people-pleasing mentality

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“If you want to live your best life, you must be in charge of your life.”

Slowing Down

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Photo by Tim Gouw

Slow down! You need your life. Slow down for yourself, for your health, and for the people around you. Make time to slow down. Don’t do too much. Doing too much doesn’t mean having too much. You can get a lot down when you slow down to think, to rest, to relax, to meditate, to love, to connect, to think for yourself, to innovate, to drink a cup of coffee, and to live your real life.

Please don’t run past your life. Don’t run past your health. Take care of your life. It is important. We need you. The world needs you. Choose time to relax yourself. Make time to be in the moment. Because running is not the way to get things done, slowing down is.

You are running because you think other people are getting things done. Wrong. When you slow down to be who you really are, then you can get a lot done. Don’t let people pressure you into what you cannot do. Don’t please people to harm yourself. It doesn’t worth it.

It is not how busy you are that counts. It is how productive you are that really matters. If you want to be productive, you must slow down to live your life.

I am slowing down to think, innovate, and grow

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It is not how busy you are that counts; it is how productive you are that really matters.”