Are you a people pleaser?
Do you agree to things before you’ve had a chance even to think it over?
Do you find yourself overcommitted and taking care of so much business for others that you have no time left for yourself?
Altruism is the instinct to help others and is a significant value. When I ask lawyers what they like most about their work, the answer will often touch on how they help. Helping people out can be intrinsically rewarding. It feels good.
People-pleasing is the dark side of altruism. It is saying ‘yes’ and doing things out of . . . [more]