If you are well-meaning and honest,
People may try to take advantage of you;
Be well-meaning and honest anyway.

If you are empowered and fulfilled,
People may be jealous;
Be empowered and fulfilled anyway.

People may act in a selfish, illogical
and unreasonable manner;
Forgive them and always send out love.

Your life’s work both personally and professionally
May be destroyed over night;
Continue to build and prosper anyway.

Even though your motives may be pure and spiritual,
People may accuse you of ulterior motives;
Be pure and spiritual anyway.

The more you succeed in life,
The greater the likelihood that people will be jealous and act as your enemy;
Succeed anyway.

Your best efforts will often be ignored ;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.