Trying Too Hard to Please People

Ever since I migrated my newsletter to a blog format, I have been trying to find a rhythm that allows me to share what’s on my heart without overcrowding your inboxes. I have also been struggling with what to write: thinking that my readers will be confused or disappointed if I publish anything other than the carefully crafted life lessons they have become accustomed to.

The problem with this approach is that a lot of the information I want to pass along goes unrecorded because I don’t have time to edit my thoughts into a well-polished piece or enough time hasn’t passed since my last post.

Experience has taught me that, by trying too hard to please people, I actually annoy them. With this in mind, I’m going to post with reckless abandon (make that mild restraint) and give this blog a chance to become everything it has the potential to be. As Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend once said: Sometimes on the road of life, getting lost is how we find our way.

Going forward, look for an e-mail once a week with links to my latest posts. If you wish to receive them more frequently, or if you find that you are still getting e-mails as I post them and want to change your preferences to the publication’s default schedule of once a week, scroll to the bottom of your latest feedblitz-generated e-mail from me and click on the link to change your delivery schedule preferences.

Until my next post, I leave you with these reminders:

If you’re the only person who’s standing in your way, maybe it’s time to move.

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By trying too hard to please people,  you actually annoy them.