When you express your ideas, some people will criticize and reject those ideas and your expression of them. Go ahead and express them anyway, learn what you can from the feedback, and watch your confidence soar.
When you live your life with absolute fidelity to the authentic person you are, some people will laugh and make fun of you. Let them laugh, and let that laughter make your enjoyment of your own true fulfillment all the more sweet.
If you admit you don’t know something, some people might think you’re stupid or ignorant. Take comfort and satisfaction in reminding yourself that effective learning begins when you admit you do not know.
Create value with honesty and integrity, and some people will look for ways to take unfair advantage of you. Be smart, be aware, be diligent and you can always stay several steps ahead of their dishonesty.
Some people will complain and whine and berate you and spread vicious rumors about you behind your back. Yet you can always choose to let their negativity be their problem, and not yours.
Don’t let the pettiness of some people slow you down for even a moment. Step forward with purpose, passion, positivity and confidence, and make your world the best it can be.
— Ralph Marston