In today’s post, I want to share a quote I read in John Maxwell’s book, ‘Relationships 101’ with you. It is about giving our best when it seems like our best is not being appreciated. Even when it is difficult, love people, put in your best effort and give your everything. You will reap the fruits in due time if you persevere.
The quote is called “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership”. Enjoy!
People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered – love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives – do good anyway.
If you’re successful, you’ll win false friends and true enemies – succeed anyway.
The good you do today will perhaps be forgotten tomorrow – do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable – be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest man with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest man with the smallest mind – think big anyway.
People favour underdogs but follow only hot dogs – fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight – build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them – help them anyway.
Give the world the best that you have and you will get kicked in the teeth – give the world the best that you have anyway.
If better is possible, then good is not enough.
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