The most overrated thing in life is being liked. Worrying about likability is partially what has brought us this miserable state of political correctness that we suffer through each day in the United States.
If you’re going to break new ground and do great things, face it…you’re not going to be liked or understood by the majority.
I have clients that hate me, but they stay with me because I’m painfully honest about every aspect of their business that I’m engaged in. I don’t tell them a bad idea that they’ve invested in can be saved if it can’t. I don’t lessen the blow with flowery words. I simply tell them they have an ugly baby and look for new ways to dress the baby or recommend they start over and try making a prettier baby.
Worry about making a difference in the world, but don’t worry so much about being liked. Let people like the results, that’s even better.