Do you struggle with the balance between being nice and being a doormat; between forgiveness and co-dependence; between being fair and entertaining insanity?
If you are a focused, growth oriented, philanthropic, social entrepreneur, you are rarely being mean, uncaring or unfair. It’s more likely that you are caring and it is received with ill intent; or you are being wise and angering someone who wants their way.
Don’t allow people to rewrite your values statement, confuse the lessons you’ve learned or pull you back into old ways of doing things. Read your daily educational and motivational nutrition. Surround yourself with people you know will give you unbiased opinions, honest feedback and genuine support. Spend time writing when you feel your ideas are not being received. They may be for another time or for another person then when the idea was inspired. Get to work fulfilling your purpose; then you will not have time to worry about what people think.
Matthew 6:1-34 ESV ~ “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven… Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you… And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.”