I wanted to share some thoughts that have recently occurred to me. I'll start by saying that I am pretty proud of myself. I don't go around boasting or anything, but I am proud of what I have accomplished so far in my life. I have two great kids, a wonderful fiance, a great job, a pretty cool catalog of music, some great friends, plus I am going to be a grandpa in November. I have to say that God has really blessed me.
Recently, I was told I worried too much about what people thought and that was my main problem. That was pretty much word for word. It bothered me for about a day and got me thinking. I beg to differ!!!
At my job, I hope to please my boss by doing a great job. I repair medical equipment for a living and with every IV pump I repair, a Nurse is happy that she can care for her patient. The patient is happy that they can receive treatment and hopefully go home sooner, the Doctor is happy to treat a patient...all because I am a people pleaser.
I write an incredible love song for my soon-to-be Misses, it makes her happy, she's happier at work...etc. I pitch it to my publisher, it makes him happy because he likes the song. He pitches it to an artist, it makes her happy because she needs a love song for her next CD. It gets released to radio and makes the listeners happy, CD sales go through the roof making the record company happy...all because I am a people pleaser.
What I have noticed in my years, rude and selfish people label being a "people pleaser" as a bad thing. Labeling it a bad thing allows them to justify their own asshole behavior. I have litterally given my last dollar to a homeless man. If that is a bad thing in your world, then we live on different planets.
"If you have the choice between being right or kind, choose kind." Wayne Dyer
I will not change, I will not budge, I will not conform to the negativity in this world. We are here to love and be loved...PERIOD!! Oh, I just thought of another people pleaser...Jesus!
Love and peace to all,
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