If you wait for the right time or the right people to get started doing what needs to be done, you'll never get started. If you stop trying because other people are cold and unkind you'll never get anywhere.

Life is tough. Perform anyway.

In the words of Mother Teresa:

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.

You have obstacles in your way right now that seem impossibly difficult.

You aren't sure you can make it.

There are people in your life that are determined to treat you as unfairly as possible.

But the hard truth about success is that you have to do the right thing anyway.

You have to do that hard thing anyway.

No excuses. No blame. No waiting for better odds.

Today. Any day. Anyway.

AttitudeStephen Palacino