James C. Humes, shares a incident in a book titled “The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill,” that occurred at the House of Commons.
In those days, it was customary for members of the parliament to expound, and the prime minister is given an opportunity to respond.
On this particular day, a member of the Socialist party railed against Prime Minister Churchill, pouring out abusive words against him. When the man was finished, Churchill responded, “If I valued the opinion of the honorable gentleman, I might get angry.”
What’s my point?
People who consider the opinions of others too much, often perform much less, by getting caught in pleasing other people.
Gaining credibility with your peers, and other people is best when you’re being yourself. If you’re genuine, will everyone like you? No. But when you pretend be someone you’re not won’t make everyone like you either. Actually, they may become less likable.
One of the nice things I like about being imperfect is the fact that I can go to sleep at night knowing that I did what was right, I did my best, and the joy I bring to others.
‘Til the next episode, peace!