Back in high school, Wendell Loewen was my youth pastor. He gave me this at some point - I think it might have been given to those of us going to Mexico on our missions trip.
DO IT ANYWAY! James 4:17
*People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.
*If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
*If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
*The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
*Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
*The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
*People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for the underdog anyway.
*What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
*People really need help, but may attack you if you help them. Help people anyway.
*Give the world the best you've got and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway.
from Victory over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson