Other People and You

If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket

I was glad to find this quote from ECU’s football coach, Skip Holtz’ father. This blog is produced in Pirate territory, but even Alabama fans are allowed to read it. ; )

The point is….you can’t let other people bring you down, discourage you, or nitpick your work.

There are some people who just don’t get you. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to explain yourself, they will remain skeptical. As Christine Kane taught me, in looking for new business (but this could be new job, new contact, new friend), some will, some won’t, so what? Don’t knock yourself out trying to convert people.

In a class discussion about this very subject, one student, Tony, brought up the possibility that once you stop trying so hard, sometimes the other person will make more of an effort to understand you. In my experience, that sometimes is true, but not always.

We all have the same number of hours in a day. You’ll be better off with the guys who are already on your side, or at least open to your message. Leave the others alone; it’s their loss.


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