As part of German Soap Box's mission statement and what we value....
In 2001 author Kent Keith wrote the book Anyway...The Paradoxical Commandments - Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World.
His eloquent yet simple statements of personal meaning have inspired us to incorporate them in the German Soap Box mission statement.
We use it as a source to continually create products that are right for you, without cutting corners, to grow a trusted business and live a life worth living.
We hope you might share in these values:
People are illogical, unreasonable, 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.
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 men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Because in the final analysis it's not about you and them anyway.
Thank you, Kent, for inspirational words to keep the heart, mind and soul focused on what really matters.