Anything worth doing … is worth doing well. We’ve all heard that cliché.
What is best, our best, THE best?
Is there a better goal, more worthy cause, than that?
It is unlikely we will accomplish anything we set out to do. Sure, we can tie our shoes or walk around the block – but what I mean is ‘anything really difficult’. Or, better said, anything worth doing.
Best we can be – sounds like a military recruiting poster, but are we really? Are we the best we can be? Not at everything, but at something? If it is difficult, worth doing – if it might matter to anyone, it is likely hard to do, very hard to do extremely well and harder still to be the best. Each day, like most people, I do my best to do my best and many things. Except ones I don’t care about or have time for. Every day: A project has me perplexed. A person has me puzzled. A deal has me feeling conflicted. A problem challenges me to find a clever solution.
Best, best efforts, best work – so subjective. So easy to give ourselves credit when we’ve not really done anything extraordinary. But, we have. Extraordinary, indeed. We’ve lived and breathed. Lived. Had joy. Or flirted with joy. Had dreams. Chased some …
‘Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.’- Art Buchwald
Yes, we’ve lived another day, slept through another night. Yesterday’s best at something could morph into today’s ‘something truly superb’. I’ll have another best day ever. I’m planning to repeat tomorrow, only better.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -2C/29F, real-winter still at bay, weatherman says ‘misty’ but it’s just ‘snow dusted slippery’, overcast and more light snow predicted; wonderful fresh air in our lungs, Gusta happy to have a long walk and I was happy to not fall …