- It sets everyone up to fail – no matter how much you try, people-pleasing is an illusion. Think about it, say someone asks for your feedback at work. And because you’re afraid of what your boss or co-worker might think of your feedback, you end up giving them the answer you think they want to hear. When in reality, what you’re doing is hurting yourself by holding in your truth, not to mention the person on the receiving end that could have genuinely benefited from your honest and well-intended feedback.
- It undermines your self-worth – when you’re constantly prioritizing someone else’s needs over your own, it can take a toll on your mental health and self-worth. And if there’s anything I can tell you about your self-worth, it’s not measured by how others view or value you but rather by how you view yourself.
- It keeps you from being your most authentic self – if you know anything about me, you know I believe authenticity is your superpower like I believe in being the CEO of your life. And the moment you put someone else’s needs above your own, you’re no longer being honest, transparent, and authentic. What’s worse? You end up pretending that you’re being your most authentic self when you couldn’t be further from it.
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