There’s a special kind of horror if you are the person who does not want to upset anyone else.
It does not take long for you to be mired in competing demands from others around you.
And when that occurs, two things happen.
First, you lose sight of your own desires and your own wants. Rather than looking for the things that would make you happy it becomes all about what would make someone else happy.
Second you end up caring more about the views of the person who makes the most noise. This is something that I once suffered from. I was so used to someone making a huge case over every little thing they wanted that I neglected those I cared about – and those who cared about me – in order to appease someone who really didn’t hold that big of a place in my heart.
Both of these effects are tragedies, and they will not stop until you prioritize those who are important to you…
…and until you realize that you are someone who is important to you.