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This Ranks High..

 ..among my worst fears. It's funny how I only came to realize it now. It's almost my primary source of motivation to do what I'm supposed to do. Now I'm thinking about my current problems and voila, this is a constant obstacle. 

It's an absurd fear. "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." I'm a ******* people pleaser and I don't even like people. No, that's not really true. I'm just not a "people person". No wonder I feel like such a failure. No wonder I'm miserable. And to think of the people I think about disappointing! They don't even care! 

...aand that's all for tonight. Sleep time. tbc.

greencompass greencompass 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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you were not put on this earth to please other people. now whilst it is nice to please some of the people some of the time , its impossible to please all of the people all of the time. anyway why should you? that makes you predictable and boring and you dont want to be that do you?<br />
i am 48 so a bit long in the tooth compared to you but let me tell you girl, i do my own thing, i always try to be true to myself in every sphere of life and if i think someone is talking balls i say so. go on give it a try. you learn in life that most people arnt worth pleasing anyway, only the ones you really value. be kind, be honest but never ever feel you have to lose your sense of self.

Hi, Your story is so familiar...I've been there too, people pleasing. You can train yourself to stop. It takes only a little while but you have to start, or should I say stop, actually catch yourself about to do it and stop yourself. Then, bit by bit you begin to please yourself.