There will come a day, maybe even today, that you produce something truly outstanding.
It’s you at your best, a commingling of great ideas, inspiration and a heavy dose of grit that got it over the line.
Most people who see it will be moved, maybe even inspired. They will let you know that you’ve done something truly important. You will be reminded that you at your best is really something special.
And some people, people who you truly and deeply respect…they will not like it at all.
Not because it’s not good.
Not because your best isn’t remarkable (it is.)
Simply because it is not for them.
Just like we can’t fool all the people all the time, we also cannot please all of them—and this includes people we like and respect.
The sooner we learn this lesson, the sooner we can get on with doing the work that only we can do. Because what they like or don’t like isn’t us, it’s the work.
We’re not here to please everyone.
We’re here to create concrete, meaningful, positive change for a small group of people.
Figuring out that those people are “not everyone” is incredibly freeing.