It was always very difficult for me to say no to people, and I often found myself taking care of others while neglecting my own needs. This is no necessarily a bad thing, but in time I realized that there are negative aspects of this attitude that bothered me more than I realized. We often become entrapped in this mindset and there’s a fear of not playing the role. When giving far outpaces receiving, we can often find ourselves with a life full of dissatisfaction and resentment.
- When my mother killed herself, I feared it was my fault and grew to become terrified of hurting others.
- Our fear of choosing ourselves can convince us we are meant to live with less.
- List all the situations that annoy you and ask what you can control.
“If we look at our past, we will see the majority of our big fears do not come to fruition”