Remember, you can't make everyone happyatall the time. First, you must put yourself, your needs, and your happiness above everything else. Do what you need to do for yourself before you worry about what other people think or worry about what they might say.
This can be especially hard for those who have a personality that needs a lot of justification for what they do because they don't want to do the wrong thing. But relying on others to tell you how to live your life is not a good approach to life. Letting others make decisions about your life for you takes you out of your life - and you are not the one creating your own path.
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I know from personal experience that it's very hard to stop being a people pleaser - some days I just want to be told I'm doing something right. It's hard to put yourself first when you're just looking for reassurances that you're succeeding in life and that people are happy with what you're doing. But we shouldn't rely on other people's opinions about our lives and then adjust to living "socially correct."
I know that most of us want to make other people happy and don't want to do anything to upset them or make them look at you negatively, but that means we start controlling ourselves so much that we don't are more original to ourselves.
We're so concerned about what other people will say when we do something or look a certain way that it's almost like we're taking a backseat, and that's not fair to you.
The general wish I hope you take away from this article is that it's okay to be yourself. It's okay to learn how to be happy on your own, so stop trying to be who you think other people want you to be. You are beautiful, strong, smart and follow your heart.
So, here are some simple, sassy quotes to show you're not the only one out there struggling to make yourself and others happy. But you should focus on making yourself happy first, rather than others, because whether you want to please everyone or not, you can't always make everyone happy, so you might as well focus on what makes you happy instead.
1. You are only responsible for your own happiness.
"Don't feel bad about making decisions that upset other people. You are not responsible for their happiness, you are responsible for yours.”—Unknown
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2. There is no way.
"No matter how hard you try, you can't make everyone happy."—Unknown
3. What others think of you has nothing to do with who you are.
"People will love you. people will hate you And none of this will have anything to do with you.”—Abraham Hicks
4. All anyone else can soothe is stress, frustration, and misery.
“Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery and frustration. Be yourself. It will be good to know who's done with that.”—Unknown
5. Happiness is your choice.
“We cannot control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or claim.”—David C. Huegel
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6. Don't lose yourself trying to make everyone happy.
"Don't be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself trying to please everyone around you.”—Unknown
7. You are not responsible for everyone's happiness.
"You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing anything that is broken. You don't have to try to make everyone happy. Now take some time for yourself. It's time for supplies."—Unknown
8. You can never make everyone happy at the same time.
"You mustn't be afraid of what people will say because you will never make everyone happy."—Selena Gomez
9. Don't care about other people's happiness.
"Most of us believe that we only want to make other people happy if they can be happy in a way that we approve of."—Robert S. Lynd
10. There is no reason to feel hopeless.
"I think the saddest people are always trying their best to make people happy because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anyone else to feel that way."—Robin Williams
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11. You make a better impression when you take the time to compliment rather than judge.
"If you judge people, you don't have time to love them."—Mutter Theresa
12. All it takes is compassion.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”—Dalai Lama
13. Just be you!
“Just be you. Do what you love. I've learned that in the end you can't make everyone happy no matter what you say or do, some people will never be happy or like you."—Unknown
14. Follow your key to success, not someone else's.
"I can't tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."—Ed Sheeran
15. You can't make everyone happy.
"It's sad when you can't make everyone happy. It is impossible, but at the same time one still hopes. You think, 'Maybe I can', but you know you can't. I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then I wouldn't have it right get it done."—Stephenie Meyer
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16. Do what you love.
"And then there's the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, betting that later you can buy the freedom to do it."—Randy Commissioner
17. People will love you for who you are.
"You can't always please everyone, but you can do what makes you happy and just hope that people around you are happy for you."—Unknown
18. You must do what you want and not worry about others.
"You can't make everyone happy right away. You can't figure out what people want from you. You just have to do what you want and hope it works out.”—Rob-Zombie
19. You will fail if you try to please everyone all the time.
"I can't give you a recipe for success, but I can give you a recipe for failure: always try to please everyone."—Herbert Bayard Swope
20. Don't let others control your life if they don't deserve it.
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"Don't let people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions."—Will Smith
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21. When you're happy, nothing can bring you down.
“Smile is definitely one of the best beauty tools. If you have a good sense of humor and a good attitude towards life, that's nice.”—Rashida Jones
22. You are the only one in control of your happiness.
"Happiness is not finished. It comes from your own actions."—Dalai Lama
23. You have to be true to yourself.
"I know I can't make everyone happy, but I know that I can do as much justice to a character or any character as I can if I put my heart into it. That's the decision you have to make.”—heinrich cavil
24. Be proud of who you are.
"No matter how hard you try, you can never please everyone. Follow your heart, Make the most of each day and be proud of who you are." —John Cena
25. Chocolate fixes everything.
"You can't make everyone happy. You're not chocolate."—Unknown
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Emily Francos is an author specializing in astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.