Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 22: Build Community 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.”
{This version is credited to Mother Teresa}

Mother Teresa’s perspective in this quote is great 
food for thought as we build our Tribes 
and “do community”. 

Our goal as we build our Tribe and "do community" well isn't to make people happy or make them like us.  Our goal is to cultivate a welcoming environment that the right people will want to be a part of.

Only a few people will “get” your vision.  Cast your vision anyway.

Some will laugh at your dreams. Dream anyway.

Some people will not join or stay in your Tribe.  
Build your Tribe anyway.

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