I have seen this before, but ran across these powerful words tonight and they reminded me of why I do what I do. Why I choose to be a Go-Giver.

To anyone reading this: Please don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t allow all the haters out there discourage you… especially the clueless oafs who have lots to say about you without even really knowing you. Don’t give them any power to discourage you from doing your greatest life’s work – the work you most likely perform out of a place of passion rather than the need for compensation. Do it anyway!


People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

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Jessa August 26, 2010 at 8:11 am

Love this! Reminds me of an old favorite poem by Rudyard Kipling entitled "If". You are right on with this message and may all who read it, heed it! Blessings!


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