What's Stopping You?
No matter what pursuit you are on in life I can promise you one thing, you are going to meet obstacles and setbacks. Nobody can escape that.
But which of these things will you allow to deny you?
There is a fanastic poem that was found hanging on the wall of Mother Teresa's childrens home in Calcutta which I think is a fantastic antedote to the potential things that can prevent us from moving fowards in our pursuits. The poem is called Anyway.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.