Unanimous Is Not an Option sethgodin.typepad.com

Seth Godin:

Trying to please everyone will water down your efforts, frustrate your forward motion and ultimately fail.

The balancing act is to work to please precisely the right people, and just enough of them, to get your best work out the door.

In a similar vein, Ricky Gervais:

I’ll do exactly what I want, and if you didn’t like it, I don’t care. Don’t come and see me again.

Trying to please everyone is a surefire way to be mediocre in everyone’s eyes.