Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title— Robin Sharma
Gorgeous Popularity Contest quotations
Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.
In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity's approval.
I don't care at all about the mainstream;
I don't care about popularity contests; I don't care about who's got the biggest-selling album; and I don't care about glossy production.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.
A meaningful life is not a popularity contest.
Do what in your heart you believe to be the right thing, and you may or may not get immediate approval from the world. Do it anyway.
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos.
The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches.
I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.
I'm not here to win a popularity contest.
I'm here to work and have a career. Let the haters hate. I'm ready for the criticism.
Beating Newt Gingrich in a popularity contest is like beating Stephen Hawking in 'Dancing with the Stars.'
You are not a leader to win a popularity contest-you are a leader to lead.
Life is a giant popularity contest
When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests.
I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones.
I don't care whether people like me or dislike me.
I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be.
In sum, the purpose is to contest the popular view, because popular opinions are so frequently found to be untimely, misled (by propaganda), or plainly wrong.
We who are in the arts are at the risk of being in a popularity contest rather than a profession. If that fact causes you despair . . . pick another profession. Your desire to communicate must be bigger than your relationship with the chaotic and unfair realities . . . We have to create our own standards of discipline.
I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.
I'm not in this business to win a popularity contest, I just want to be a good actor. Well, you've failed at being a good actor. Why not try for the popularity contest?
Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest.
Art has never been a popularity contest.
Anytime something starts to feel like a popularity contest or not about the music, I'd rather just not be involved. I'm not a big high-fiver. That really gets to people around me when we have a No. 1 or something big happen. I'm not a big, 'Let's go have a party about it!
Why don’t the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheap - like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided.
Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?.
Women on the way up generally fail to win popularity contests.
The only compensation is that once you're there you will become very well liked.
Leadership is not a popularity contest;
it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.
It seems to me that our presidential elections have turned more into a popularity contest than a real analysis about who really should be President of the United States.
In theater, it's just you and the audience.
It's less of a popularity contest. It's just you and the audience, and they're laughing or they're not laughing, that's the only gauge you really have. But with TV and movies and everything, it's like "Well, did you get a meeting at so-and-so?" and "So-and-so's really hot right now," which is all the stuff I'm probably still not used to.
I don't think anybody says to Coetzee or Dostoyevsky or Kafka, "Your characters aren't likeable." It's not about your character winning a popularity contest. That's not the writer's job.
I always wanted my photographs to challenge the status quo, to contest the kinds of images that existed in popular culture.
We are living in a culture that if you criticize immorality you could be branded as a "bigot". I am going to lose a lot of support just by saying this. I am not a politician and I am not running a popularity contest. My job is to defend our world from Islam. You asked why the westerners convert to Islam and I must tell the truth as I see it. If that offends anyone, let him be offended.
The man of large and conspicuous public service in civil life must be content without the Presidency. Still more, the availability of a popular man in a doubtful State will secure him the prize in a close contest against the first statesman of the country whose State is safe.
All language is a popularity contest.
Clay Aiken ran for Congress in North Carolina.
But he didn't make it. Clay Aiken is famous for coming in second in a TV popularity contest that most people got fed up with years ago. He also lost on 'American Idol.'
I think politics in general are just like a popularity contest but McCain is just... old.
To know John Kennedy, as I did, was to understand the true meaning of the word.
He understood that courage is not something to be gauged in a poll or located in a focus group. No adviser can spin it. No historian can backdate it. For, in the age old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity's approval.
It's dangerous to think too much about how a film will be received.
Filmmaking is not a popularity contest. Some would disagree.