Not Everyone Will Like You And That's Okay - Be True To Who You Are
Life is too short to waste your time.
You're never going to make everyone around you happy. There's no way of doing it, no matter how hard you try. It doesn't mean that you're a bad person or that you are somehow failing at life. You don't have to please all the people in your world – you just have to strive to be the best human you can. Here's why you shouldn't worry so much:
It’s literally impossible to please everyone.
You can't do it, so why waste so much time trying? You aren't going to win everyone over and you certainly won't make yourself happy. You'll be stressed and worried all the time. That's no way to live.
It’s a waste of your time and energy to try to make the whole world happy.
You have so much you can be doing with your life. You have goals to reach, adventures to undertake, and most importantly, love and joy to share. Being a people-pleaser will not improve your existence. You'll give and give and give until you have nothing left for yourself.
You are who you are, and that’s a wonderful thing.
Don't run from your individuality – embrace it. There is only one of you in the entire world. That's pretty magical if you think about it. You'll greatly regret it later if you waste that special essence that is yours alone. Own who you are and don't worry if it doesn't appeal to everyone you meet. You don't like everyone you meet either.
If someone doesn’t like you for any reason, let it go and move on.
The best thing you can do for yourself is not to take it personally. It's not a reflection on who you are as a human being. It just means that the two of you don't click for whatever reason, and that's fine. Not everyone will get along. That's life. Keep on shining and pay it no mind.
It’s your life and you have to live it for yourself.
The bottom line is, you can try and try to make other people happy, but they can't live your life for you. Are they spending every minute of every day trying to please others? Probably not. Why are you? You only have a short time on this planet so use it wisely. Don't waste all of yourself on everyone else.
Let go of caring what people think and they'll actually be drawn to you.
Funnily enough, other people are attracted to confidence. If you aren't always bending every which way to accommodate others and you instead let your own light shine, you may be surprised by the results. People will tend to like you more for that than for trying to make them happy all the time.
The older you get, the more you’ll understand it doesn’t matter.
Age does bring some wisdom, believe it or not. The older you get, the less you care about what others think. Your priorities change and you notice how quickly time flies. You're no longer willing to spend the years you have left living at the whim of random people. You surround yourself with people who love you for who you are instead.
As long as you know who you are, you’re doing well.
Wanting to please everyone is a sign that you're not grounded in yourself and your own sense of who you are. This is a much bigger problem and something you'll have to work on in order to be truly happy. Once you don't care what others think and know exactly what you want and need, you can let go and live your life fully.
Putting yourself first isn’t selfish – it’s necessary.
There's nothing selfish about taking care of yourself before others. In fact, you'll be that much better for everyone else if you're happy in your life first. You can't truly be there for everyone else when your own needs aren't being met. You'll end up bitter and resentful. Choose to simply be yourself instead!