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“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. ” ~ Robert F. Kennedy

I’m going to jump right in there and say that the other 4/5 are against some things some of the time.

We all like approval.

We all want to be recognized for our…

brilliance

innovation

hard work

kindness

sacrifices.

The problem comes when what we do is primarily motivated by our desire for acceptance.

If this is what drives us, we will be sorely disappointed.

If it’s true that we can’t make everyone happy – or worse yet – nobody at times…

and if our success is measured by getting everyone to agree…

we will be hard-pressed to move forward with anything.

We’ve all heard the story of the miller, his son and the donkey.

Onlookers insisted they ride it, carry it, and walk beside it.

Isn’t it better to do what you love and spend your energy building something you believe in?

Isn’t that what integrity is?

Being the same on the outside as on the inside?

People will be drawn to your passion.

People will be drawn by your sincerity.

Even if you don’t have support and approval from everybody…

you will have their respect.

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