My Mentor gave this to me when I first began Brown Realty Group. I had never heard it before, but it has boosted my morale on multiple occasions. There is however, a very important verse missing; your dog will continually piss and shit on your carpet. Clean it up anyway.
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will falsely accuse you of ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends, and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs along the way.
What you spend years building may be destroyed over night. Build anyway.
People really need help, and then attack you for helping. Help people anyway.
No matter what you do, or what you give, someone will not be happy with it. Give your best anyway.
*On the wall of the 1st Children's Ashram founded by Mother Teresa.