You Can’t Please Everyone

And you’ll die trying  if that’s what you want.

Not everyone is going to like what you do or how you do something.

There isn’t anything to get upset about.

Listen and get feedback, whether it’s constructive or not.

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. “

Les Brown was told these exact words by his teacher in school.

From that day forward it changed his life forever.

As difficult as it might be at times to accept what other people think of you, don’t let it bring you down.

They might be helping you to take note of something you’ve been doing incorrectly.

Take Note

Relationships are like mirrors

Not just the relationship with ones girlfriend or boyfriend, I mean all of them.

They shine a light on aspects of our character that we might or might not have been aware of and thus it is vitally important to pay attention to what this light shows us.

We can choose to use it as a guide in order to better ourselves and improve our ability to communicate and relate to others.

On the other hand we can ignore it and forego the opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the inner workings of our being that may lay dormant at times.

Don’t let the ego get the best of you and in turn think that these people are out to intentionally hurt you.

Tell the ego to “chill” and just become an observer to the feelings that arise when negative criticism or just negativity in general come our way. It does not have to upset our positive mindset unless we allow it to.

There cannot be positive without negative just like we cannot have up without down. They are interrelated and are two sides of the same coin.

Most people want us to do things their way.

Meet them half way I say and work towards a mutual understanding or agreement.

Do not let someone else define who you are!


How do you deal with negativity in your life?

What’s your current mindset?


4 thoughts on “You Can’t Please Everyone

  1. Every night before I lay my head down to rest I think of three things in grateful for. This is just one way I try to rid myself of negativity and just let it go.

  2. I have come to step back and think about the spark of truth that might exist in their comments. My current mindset is that I am capable of great things, even in my late 60’s and beyond.

    1. I am so happy to hear that you hold this mindset Gary. Thanks a lot for coming back and sharing this with me! Have a great week ahead!

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