Successful Failure


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody”


Don’t you agree with the above quote?

First of all, I don’t understand why on the earth one has to go on and on pleasing each and everyone they come across, be the family members, relations, friends, superiors, companions and your besties.

The truth is you can’t please even your better half or your children on most occasions.

Is there any need to please anybody?

I know it’s a tough question.

I understand altruism.

But in most situations what do you observe?

I call it people-pleasing.

Here you want to be respected, validated, and even liked though your intentions are otherwise.

Don’t you think it amounts to cheating?

Being nice or being a people-pleaser?

Which is better my friend?

Being nice is OK.

But being a people-pleaser…are you just indulging in favours and becoming selfish.

By being a people-pleaser, is not your health getting affected?

Can you be a people-pleaser to both the warring factions?

What happens if you are a people-pleaser?

“Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery and frustration.

Be yourself.

It’ll be good to know who’s down with that”



“You can please some of the people all of the time,

You can please all of the people some of the time,

But you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

John Lydgate

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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9 thoughts on “Successful Failure

  1. I agree that the key to failure is trying to please all of the people all of the time; as far as I’m concerned, that’s a given. Totally futile, because everyone is different.

    But I do believe that I have a (kind of) handle on the key to success: I posted about it not long ago. See ‘The secret to success‘.

    First, you must believe that you are in complete control of your destiny and that your success comes down only to your own talent and hard work. But second, you’ve got to know that’s not true for you or anyone else. – Veritasium

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