by Joann Wells Greenbaum on 1/4/2010 4:50:38 PM9 Comments
"Red Eye Border" earrings
I've been following Seth Godin's blog for about a year now. There have been times when he's caused me to pay more attention to what I'm doing or thinking.
Recently he posted 8 questions to ask when forming intentions for your goals in your chosen discipline.
The first question on the list is -
"Who are you trying to please? And why?"
(Raise your hand if you are a people pleaser.)
That might not always sound like a good idea, unless you truly and sincerely want to please someone.
I surprised myself when I asked the question and the first person who came to mind was my mother. Why? Because she is proud of me, and so I want to continue to make sure that she is proud of me, because it gives her pleasure. She's 86 and her world is shrinking. But her children are indeed still in the forefront of her thoughts and pleasures.