You Can Do It Anyway

When I do things that I never did before, I feel the gratitude come through. I came across posting and thought I would share it! The author is not credited – if you know who it is, kindly let me know so I may give her/him the appropriate credit that is deserved! My gratitude goes out to him or her for providing inspiration.

Update: A couple people have pointed out that although it was attributed to Mother Theresa, in reality, it was written by Kent M. Keith.

Gratitude-WorldPeople 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’ll win false friends and true enemies—succeed anyway.

The good you do today will perhaps be forgotten tomorrow—do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable—be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind—think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight—build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you help them—help them anyway.

Give the world the best that you have and you will get kicked in the teeth—give the world the best that you have anyway.

If better is possible, then good is not enough.

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru


  1. Martha Giffen on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Fabulous advice. Reminds me of a Mother Teresa poem entitled “Do It Anyway.”

  2. Tea Bestavashvili on February 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Amazing advices..

  3. Dave Block on February 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Good advice. If you believe in what your doing, and it feels so right, then let no one stop you from doing your true passion in life.

  4. Laurence Hansen on February 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth to earn your gratitude. Thanks, Paul.

  5. Menka on February 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Special advice. Thanks Paul.

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