Limbaugh: ‘The pursuit of being liked can be the greatest prison you ever put yourself into’

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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I’ve been listening to Rush Limbaugh for a long time. People who only hear excerpts of the most controversial moments of his radio show probably have no idea that he imparts a lot of personal advice and wisdom every day to his audience. This is  one of the reasons his audience is so loyal.

Limbaugh’s advice often deals with how to be successful. And he’s usually spot-on.

Over at PolicyMic, Limbaugh is joining other leaders (like Rand Paul) in a dialogue with Millennials. Here’s an example of some good advice he offers them:

“You can demand to be respected, recognized, and listened to all day long, but understand that no one has any obligation to listen to you. You are going to have to make them want to …  by virtue of your achievements. By demonstrating potential. By being interesting. Yes, even by being provocative. Fearless. Everyone has the right to speak, but we do not have a right to be listened to. No one has a constitutional right to be heard. In other words, don’t sit around and wait and hope or demand that somebody listen to you. Take action. Be heard, but above all, make something happen.”

This is good, too:

“The pursuit of being liked can be the greatest prison you ever put yourself into, because you will be afraid to be who you really are. You will be trying to assess what everyone wants you to be, and you’ll end up thinking that who you are isn’t good enough. I know it is hard because we are all raised wanting to be loved. Many people compromise their core beliefs in pursuit of it. But once you know what you believe, once you have established your core, stick with it.”

Read the whole thing here.

Matt K. Lewis