Remotivate Yourself in Just 30 Seconds

It is so important at the beginning of every year to get in a positive mindset and set the stage for the next 12 months. I have a variety of different strategies that I use to get myself and my team pumped up for the year ahead, but one thing I ALWAYS do is read the poem Anyway by Mother Teresa. Some of you may have heard it once or twice before, but even if you already know the poem I want you to read it, digest it, and apply it to your life this year. Take your time reading it and let the words really soak in. I hope you all enjoy the poem as much as I do and I hope it helps inspire you today and for many years to come.

      Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

I would love to hear your feedback after reading the poem—which line hit home with you the most? What is something you can work on this year? Leave your comments below!

Live Rich,                                                  

David Bach