“I am enough of a realist to understand that I cannot please everyone. But I am more of an optimist to get up every morning and try.” ~ Preston Morgan
That’s me…to a “T”! From as old as I can remember, pleasing people was part of my identity – parents, siblings, teachers, friends, relatives, employers, clients, doctors and God. Heck, I even named a catering business Piacere, which means “to please” in Italian.
There’s a bit of that in all of us. We inherently have a desire to make people happy – instilled in us at young ages. Yet at some point most of us conclude it’s not worth it or it cannot be done.
Yes, I am a realist and know “how the saying goes.” But if there is one thing made crystal clear to me during this journey, it is that the most important person to please first is “me.”
After that, I can, will and do have all the optimism in the world to attempt to live loud by impacting others and pleasing them. And there’s nothing wrong if you do too!