[Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership]
from Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell & Jim Dornan

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered — love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motive — do good anyway.

If you’re successful, you’ll win false friends and true enemies — succceed 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 favor underdogs but follow only hot dogs — fight for the 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.

Post script: I particularly agree with the 6th verse.

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