What if you suck?
I mean, some people suck—and not in a good way. So, better advice is:
Step 1: Be awesome.
Step 2: Be your awesome self.
What if you’re not awesome?
Well, why aren’t you?
I’ve found most people are pretty damn awesome when they put sincere effort into it.
What if you don’t want to put sincere effort into being awesome?
Well, then you’re probably an asshole.
The rules still apply, you’re just choosing to ignore them. And so, there’s no complaining allowed.
After all, you could just put in the effort to be awesome.
What if you’re putting in the effort to be awesome, but you’re not awesome yet?
If you’re really putting in the effort to be awesome, then you are awesome. Maybe people just haven’t recognized it, yet. Keep it up.
Just in case, though, feel free to ask people and listen to their feedback.
And if you’re not willing to listen, you’re probably not putting in a sincere effort to be awesome.
See “What if you don’t want to put sincere effort into being awesome?” above.