Thursday, December 22, 2011

You can't please everybody. You DON'T have to. And that is still OK. - Whether you are an individual or a Company !

Quote: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody"

You try to do the best you can, in your endeavours. But you can not please everybody.

In the journey of life, you shall meet people who shall shower you with love and affection. It is great to hang on to such people and nurture the friendship. I am blessed to have a lot of intelligent and caring friends. Unfortunately, you shall meet people who are - to put it mildly, without using strong words - unpleasant. Anti-social. Counter-productive. Discriminating. People who are jealous of you and your achievements. Who will try to pull you down, given an opportunity. I have met a few such people in my life time as well.

But you have to take it all in your stride and go on. If you have enemies, it is a sign that you are doing something right which people hate. You have the attention of some people who are trying to compete with you. The business world is a cut-throat one and one has to be prepared to deal with both pleasant and unpleasant things.

This is true for companies as well. When companies receive feed back from customers, they try to please the customers with valid suggestions and with regards to suggestions that can be implemented. Perhaps it is possible to please a few. But it is not possible to please ALL the clients, eh?

For me, personally, the most important thing is to be able to be independent. To be unaffected by the external factors and keep focusing on the goals. I am learning to learn this. As much as societal ties are necessary, one should learn to be his / her own person and be able to function independently.

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