Ranting, that’s what I’ve been doing!
Hurt, after the rant of course, that is what fuels it the pain.
Did you see Good Will Hunting, they say F*@K 143 times in the movie and I think I broke their record.
And it’s so much worse when it’s someone you tried to help….. so much more painful when you had high hopes. That stab in the back is so much more painful when it’s from someone you thought was a friend. You know what I means it’s happen to all of us.
This happens to me, well us, Mark and me alot. And someone told me it would happen. This man became very public on the internet when the webby was brand new and the same thing happened to him.
I guess people get jealous, or scared that there’s not a big enough pie. They believe that if I have some pie it’s less for them. They don’t understand that there is more than enough pie for us all.
So I was ranting and then I remembered this poem “The Penalty of Leadership“. It really helps me to understand that when we do something with excellence and we’re truly in service some people are going to try and take us down. Like I said it’s not the first time but it’s OK. It also helps to remember all the great people who appreciate what we have to offer.
The Penalty of Leadership
“In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity.
Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work.
In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition, the punishment, fierce denial and detraction.
When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few.
If his work be merely mediocre, he will be left severely alone — if he achieves a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting.
Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you, unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius.
Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious continue to cry out that it cannot be done…
The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership.
Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy — but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant.
There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as the human passions — envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass.
And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains — the leader.
Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages.
That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.”
by BJ Palmer