Melvin Feller Looks at Low Self Esteem and Why You Want To Please People

Melvin Feller Looks at Low Self Esteem and Why You Want To Please People

Melvin Feller Business Group in Burkburnett Ministries and Dallas Texas and Lawton Oklahoma. Our mission is to call and equip a generation of Christian entrepreneurs to do business as ministry. We provide workshops and resources that help companies discover how to do business God’s way and provide a positive outreach as the director. When the heart of a business is service rather than self it can be transformed into a fruitful business ministry earning a profit and being of service to the community and their customers. Melvin Feller is currently pursuing another graduate degree in business organizations.

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

One common trap that causes people to suffer from poor self-esteem is the need to please people.

When you were a child growing up you probably sought the approval of your parents and chances are when you did something they did not as if they got angry with you and maybe you got into trouble. That is where this all starts. Many people spend their lives trying to please people and make this their main aim in life.

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

This way of living causes many problems for you. Why?

Firstly, by trying to please other people, you may ignore your own wishes and this will make you feel like a victim. You need to have a balance between your own wishes and those of others. When this balance tips over so you feel like your whole life is controlled by your need to please everybody, the result is not only stress and unhappiness but also low self-esteem.

If you suffer from this problem and want to break free then you need to do several things.

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

The first thing you must do is ask yourself why you are trying so hard to be liked by everyone else. Let me ask you this — do you think it is even possible for everyone to like you? How difficult is it to keep everyone happy?

Pleasing others means you start to forget how to say no. If you try, you will feel guilty. Maybe you believe that a good person thinks of others more than themselves. Well, yes up to a point. If you want to be a saint then go ahead but remember that you can have a balance where you continue to think of others but give your own wishes and desires higher priority.

Self-esteem means valuing yourself and that means being a friend to YOU. Weigh up your own needs against those of others and understand that you simply cannot please everybody.

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

Pleasing others all the time can give you a victim mentality and that is no good for you or for others. If you believe you are a victim then even though you try you will do things for others and feel resentful and this will give you low self-esteem. Stop feeling like a victim and learn to say no. Put your own needs first, that is not selfish because if you do not look after yourself you cannot be a good partner, wife, husband, parent or whatever. Learning to say no and to stand up for yourself will boost your self-confidence too.

Now many people pleasers try this and go to the extreme so be careful. Do not become the opposite and ignore others completely as this kind of reaction is just as bad. You are looking for a balance.

How to stop trying to please others

Here are some suggestions:

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

Know yourself — this is the first step towards self-awareness. When you know your own wishes and goals then you can decide to make it a priority to doing what you want to do in your life and restore balance so that you put your needs forward.

If you have been looking for the approval of others and spent your time trying to please everybody but yourself you need to do one very important thing. You need to look for your own approval. What is more important, what others think of you or what you think of yourself?

Become your own friend. You need to start taking care of you. The first and most important step towards becoming your own best friend is self-acceptance. Be happy with who you really are and then you can learn to like that person.

Why You Want To Please People by Melvin Feller

Set your own boundaries and stick to them. You decide what your priorities are. What do you want to give your time to? You have the right to decide and you have the right to say no to others. Create your boundaries so that you allow yourself time to fulfil your needs and allow that balance between saying no and helping others to develop. There is no need to feel guilty about these boundaries, as they are necessary.

So stop playing the victim and no matter what your past has contributed to your need to please people, you can change. Your new attitude will bring more happiness, confidence and self-esteem into your life and you will be a more balanced person.

Melvin Feller Business Consultant, Business Owner, Burkburnett ministries and Graduate Student Candidate in Business Organization

Melvin Feller Business Consultants Ministries Group in Texas and Oklahoma. Melvin Feller founded Melvin Feller Business Consultants Group and Burkburnett Ministries in the 1970s to help individuals and organizations achieve their specific Victory. Victory as defined by the individual or organization are achieving strategic objectives, exceeding goals, getting results or desired outcomes and a positive outreach with grace and as a ministries. He has extensive experience assisting businesses achieve top and bottom line results. He has broad practical experience creating WINNERS in many organizations and industries. He has hands-on experience in executive leadership, operations, logistics, sales, program management, organizational development, training, and customer service. He has coached teams to achieve results in strategic planning, business development, organizational design, sales, and customer response and business process improvement. He has prepared and presented many workshops nationally and internationally.

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Melvin Feller

President of Melvin Feller Business Group With over three decades of executive coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience.