I recently came across this great quote: ‘Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit’ ~Unknown It really made me think about the world we currently live in. Many of us seek approval and validation from others. We want to look good in the eyes of others and are working very hard for it. When we get that approval, we feel good and we have a reason to keep going. But sometimes, when we don’t get that approval we get disappointed. Le’ts say you are building a business on the side of your full-time job. You’re working hard, but nobody is giving you any acknowledgement. At first, it doesn’t matter, because you believe in yourself and you are excited about your vision. Six months have passed and you keep going, even though you still don’t see any financial results. People start expressing their opinions and keep wondering why you even bother as you haven’t made any money yet? Despite all, you keep going. Some more time may pass and you, yourself may start questioning whether you should carry on. You’ve reached a crossroads.
Never question your vision. Don’t question it for a second. Keep doing your best and forget about the rest. It doesn’t matter that someone doesn’t give you credit. It doesn’t matter it hasn’t been acknowledged yet or that someone says you can’t succeed. To tell you the truth, the people who say that, are not your kind of people. When something seems impossible to them, doesn’t mean it must be impossible for you too? When you do what you love, the right people will be drawn to you. This may take a little while, but eventually, they will come and they will appreciate your efforts, and they will let you know that they do. Believe in yourself.
Here is one of my personal examples
I love writing. I blog every week and there are people who love what I have to share. But even though they do, I don’t get many likes or comments on these blogs. What I get however, are private messages or emails that the blogs are helping them. I certainly don’t define my work by the ‘likes’ I get on social media. I keep writing because I love it and by doing so, I can serve many people. And the rest? I don’t worry about it anymore. I used to did and it was controlling my life. One day I said to myself: ‘Enough.’ Even though it’s nice to get acknowledged by others, I won’t rely on it and I stopped expecting it. I continue doing what I love and the right kind of people will always find it at the right time. This is just one simple example to illustrate that if you have a passion for something, the noise of the world but also its quietness becomes irrelevant. Carry on doing what you love.
Keep up the great work
So my friends, please don’t give up and don’t worry about receiving any credit from others. Many people are watching, even though they pretend they don’t, trust me. So keep up the great work and one day, we will celebrate all your wonderful creations and we will all be very proud of you. Don’t give up. Your wonderful work is needed in this world.