Trying to please everyone is an impossible goal.
Because you can NEVER please everyone.
Even the nicest people in the world have haters (think Ned Flanders in the Simpsons…).
Even the most successful people in the world have people who don’t like or admire them (just think about the number of haters people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson have).
Even the most zen people in the world will have people who just don’t like or agree with them (yes, even the Dalai Lama has people who don’t agree with his philosophy of peace…).
There are lots of reasons why it’s impossible to please everyone, including jealousy, personal bias, or even something as random as the weather or even the temperature!
Human beings are unpredictable.
We often don’t even understand why we feel all the things we feel.
So it is pointless trying to do something that will please everyone.
Because it won’t.
And you just can’t.
No matter how much or hard you try, you just cannot please everyone.
The sooner you understand that the sooner you can start living the life you really want.
The sooner you do that, the sooner you can start having an impact, and make your dent…
Do things because you believe them to be the right thing to do, and not because you seek approval from everyone.
Do what helps you move forward.
Stop trying to please everyone.
Also published on Medium.