The Trust Yourself 10 Day Challenge: Day 5

Stop people-pleasing and set stronger boundaries

Melody Wilding, LMSW


Congrats! You’re officially halfway through the TRUST YOURSELF Challenge.

You’ve already come so far on your path by identifying your STRIVE qualities and beginning to rebalance your Sensitivity and Thoughtfulness.

Take a moment to appreciate all the effort you’ve devoted to this process so far.

You can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 now.

Remember, there’s no such thing as falling behind. Simply recommit to following the action steps starting today.

Now…onto our topic for today which is our third STRIVE quality:


As a Sensitive Striver, you’re trustworthy. You’re dependable and can be counted on to follow through.

But at the same time, you probably can’t bear to let people down — even if it means sacrificing your own well-being.

Unbalanced Responsibility causes you to:

❌ Swoop in to fix situations and keep people happy

❌ Feel guilty for never doing enough

❌ Struggle to say no or ask for help



Melody Wilding, LMSW

Author of TRUST YOURSELF. Executive coach to Sensitive Strivers. Human behavior professor. Featured in NYT, NBC, CNN.