Keep Your Proof in Your Pudding

The Point

When you move forward with good work, problems come out of the woodwork. Your boss may object. Your car may break down. People may falsely accuse your motives—since motives are unseen, no one can prove a “motive” accusation wrong. But, most of the trouble is just getting your would-be allies to understand you. Even friends trying to help will seem to slow you down.

Change is an uphill battle. Here’s the secret to making it work: Never talk about yourself.

…Not your effort, your trouble, your goals, your honesty—just let the proof in the pudding speak for itself.