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I Can't Tell You the Key to Success, but the Key to Failure Is Trying to Please Everybody - Bill Cosby

I Can’t Tell You the Key to Success, but the Key to Failure Is Trying to Please Everybody – Bill Cosby

Many of us suffer from ‘trying to please everyone syndrome.’ – We want to be liked. We want to feel respected. We want our opinions to matter, our values accepted and our feelings to be acknowledged. We worry too much about what our friends and family think, how strangers will perceive us, if we will make a good first impression.

We tailor our personalities, hide traits, and cover our flaws to portray the best version of ourselves that at times can be far from authentic. We worry that we may be a little weird, somewhat different, and maybe even rather strange.

We continually seek acceptance from everybody other than ourselves.

If we continue to care about what others think, we will always be their prisoner. 
If we do not begin with self-acceptance then we sure won’t end with it.
If we cannot see our true worth, respect our core values and live accordingly, then we are bound to fail.

Whatever we choose to pursue in life, it will be wrong or pointless in somebody else’s eyes. As long as what we choose to do brings us happiness, fills us with joy, and encourages growth, then needless to say we are on the right track. Never let another’s opinion stand in the way of you and your goals.

Only you have the power to create the life that you envision.

Your dream, passion, and purpose are entirely and authentically you.
So live it.

I Can’t Tell You the Key to Success, but the Key to Failure Is Trying to Please Everybody – Bill Cosby
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About Jessica Gatfield

Jessica is the creator of Simply Living Vegan - a blog dedicated to her love for vegan food, travel, and simple living. She has a passion for self-development, spirituality, and following her passion. When she is not blogging she can be found planning her next trip, drinking coffee, and taking photographs.

3 comments

  1. I did a Bible study on The Best Yes once. It was fantastic. But I only now understand the idea of saying “yes” to too many or even to less important things. I had to cover a recent decision in prayer and realized it was the best decision I could make so I could say “yes” to the things that matter to me and that I feel I was designed to do. Anyway, this post reminded me of The Best Yes, so thank you. 🙂

  2. Very nice words, and so they are true, indeed! We simply have to be true to ourselves, listen to our best inner voices, and do what’s right and what feels right! After all, it is certainly impossible to please everyone. There aren’t enough hours in a day to do so! Nice reminder, thanks!

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