writes a blog post everyday. Every. Single. Day. (I think he’s broken the 4,000 blog post milestone.)
I’ve written about him before, and I’ll probably write about him again. His book, Lynchpin, revolutionized the way I view work and how one brings value to an organization. His blog posts are an inspiration for anyone who wants to be a better writer, communicator, marketer, entrepreneur, blogger… the list goes on.
Yesterday he wrote a post containing the following excerpt:
Do your work, your best work, the work that matters to you. For some people, you can say, “hey, it’s not for you.” That’s okay. If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason.
Like usual, Godin sheds light on integral aspects of work. We must do work that is not just lucrative or fun, but also of importance. At the same time, we must keep in mind that there are some who are “undelightable.” That’s OK; this only means that it’s a fool’s errand to try making everyone happy. Instead, it’s better to work hard for something you know is important. In doing so, the right people will be happy, which are probably the only people whose opinions you should care about anyway.
This all reminds me of something Conan O’Brian once said:
If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
It’s so true. Work hard. Care about people. Amazing things will happen.