Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Paradoxical Commandments, by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.

* Photo from www.sacred-geometry.com


Deb Shucka said...

One of my favorites. Thanks for the reminder.

Kim said...

Thank you for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Alotta truth in all that.



Anonymous said...

I've never seen it, but love it.

deb said...

I like this variation .

Amber said...

I try.


Anonymous said...

Love it.

LauraX said...

Beautiful post Carrie, Thanks!

Robin said...

It is so hard to remember this, but for today I will try.

Wanda said...

You will get tired of loving the unlovable, being falsely accused, having false friends and true enemies, being forgotten so quickly, being vulnerable, being shot down, fighting against the big dogs for the underdogs, watching your work be destroyed, being attacked, and getting kicked in the teeth.

Keep on keeping on anyway.