Personal growth expert Michael Hyatt often says he is a recovering people-pleaser. I can identify with that. Though some people might disagree, the fact is that internally I desire to make people happy. Early in life, and less frequently as I’ve gotten older, I found myself caving, going against my own conscience and judgment, just to avoid a conflict or to make someone else happy. In an odd balance of sorts, I was also very confrontational, but not always, and certainly not during some crucial times.
At some point a few years ago I looked back at my life and began recounting all the opportunities I had lost because I gave up me. Continue reading