“Do your best”. Now that’s a nice encouragement. When someone says that to you, how does it make you feel?
Do you feel encouraged to try that bit harder? OR is it just ho-humsville to you?
“Do your best” has been a common phrasing for many a year now.
However for me, this also beckons the question, a bigger question … “What is your best?”
‘Your best ‘ can also be a cop out … “well at least I tried my best” is a phrase I’ve heard countless times, usually given with a shrug of the shoulders.
We now have a dilemma of sorts. How can ‘your best’ be a standard bearer of great effort … and at other times, just a token achievement?
In the second example [with shrug of shoulders], doing your best may be construed as just that [well done by the way, if it was] or a resignation that trying harder just wasn’t going to happen.
It was simply an excuse for lack of best effort. The effort may have been there however it wasn’t best effort. “Can’t you see that I’m only trying my best?” is the inference. [Please see it].
Doing your best is the attitude of making your effort the best possible effort. It’s the attitude of working toward that extra 1% performance that will make a difference.
Doing your best is not going to have you “win” every situation. Life is not like that.
Others will also be doing their best and it may just be better than you at any given time.
However, doing your best is not about winning per se. It’s about positioning yourself to do better again … and again.
Keep on trying. Self improvement. Confidence. Self Belief. Self Leadership. Motivation. Inspiration. Congratulations.
My formula for Doing your best is simply this:
and shooting True
You have to be in the frame or in the game in the first place. Be ready to play.
Be present in the environment in which you are operating. Be ready attitude wise. Be ready to play.
Always be prepared to shoot when it’s necessary [time is right]. Preparation. Concentration. Be ready to play.
Avoid distractions. Focus on your “goal”. Let the self belief, self confidence, Motivation and Inspiration flow. Simply do your best possible in the circumstances.
What say You? Is doing your best satisfaction enough for you? Do you have to win? Do you offer excuses for not doing your best?
I’d love to hear.
#This post was refreshed February 17 2015
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