It’s time to stop people-pleasing. Some people know that people-pleasing is an issue that needs to stop, and others may think it’s not an issue–but in fact, there may be some hidden areas where, under the right circumstances, you unconsciously go into people-pleasing mode. Fact: you can never please everyone. We know this logically, yet when we try to stop people-pleasing it all feels murky and more complicated. Today’s Your Courageous Life podcast episode is going to break down people-pleasing and give you small, doable ways to not get caught in the people-pleasing habit.
A few takeaways:
- People-pleasing is an unintentional form of manipulation. It’s a way of saying, “I’ll do what you want, if you’ll like me.”
- Even people who think they never people-please, may fall into people-pleasing under the right circumstances.
- You may not realize it, but letting what other people think stop you from being yourself, is a form of people-pleasing.