Stick to Your Guns
Trying to please everyone is a sure path to failure.
Take great care to distinguish who your target audience is and work like hell to delight them. That’s all that matters.
Too often people spend too much energy trying to work to please the wrong crowd.
Changing a product to silence critics.
Changing who you are or what you want to appease your parents.
Changing your views to fit in with a certain group.
Changing your standards to please someone else.
It’s not that other people are always wrong. It’s not just about blocking out outside noise and distractions, although that can be a big part of it, it’s about sticking to your guns.