Many people I know are “people pleasers” to a greater or lesser extent. Are you one of them?
Unfortunately people pleasers tend to over commit themselves because they find it hard to say “no.”
On a business note
After the 2008 financial crisis Jim Collins wrote How the Mighty Fall, a book which looked into the reasons for the failure of many established companies. One of the reasons he emphasised, was what he called the “undisciplined pursuit of more,” which sounds very similar to an over committed people pleaser.... continue reading