So many times this past month (and for Canadians the next 10 weeks) I have witnessed someone sell their soul and give away a piece of themselves by not saying what they truly believe. I have heard statements made to appease, to please and to ease but very few that were even meant to tease the mind of the listener. Politicians, salespeople and fundraisers are all protecting their base and playing loose and easy with the truth and their individual values. In the short term, I think we all recognize when someone is polishing our apple and we lose a bit of respect for them. When someone gives me all their power I wonder what “is wrong with them?” In the long term, I have become cynical.
I distrust people I once admired and am looking for a breath of fresh air – a leader, a states-person, a courageous committed challenger – not a cheerleader. I want to trust someone, someone who I can choose to trust even when we disagree. I am issuing a challenge to readers to step up today and every day this week and speak from your head and your heart, Let your highest and best you out by expressing your values, your opinion and your hopes.
Make Today Remarkable, by being (in every way) you,
PS – I don’t know what happens in the bedrooms of people pleasers but I suspect that it can’t really be too satisfying for anyone. 😉
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Fact! Discernment is important, too. If serving others GIVES energy and meaning to your life, and you are not “losing yourself” in the process, by all means please others with your service. Alas, most people just lose a piece of themselves, feel drained as a result, and then resentful because they feel drained. Not good for your well-being…
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