I don’t know the key to success, but I do know the key to failure is trying to please everyone. (TV comedian)
In time we all face the dilemma of differing expectations that others have for us. Politicians, in particular, quickly discover that some of their supporters make demands that they cannot pursue in good conscience. Giving in may win an election, but it could hardly be called success from the perspective of integrity and character. Losing an election is far better than losing your soul.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Matthew 16:26)