Have you ever heard, “Don’t just be yourself, be your best self.” I have, and while I haven’t always appreciated the phrase… I do now. I want to be my best and I think most healthy people do. But being “Our Best selves” isn’t going to happen by accident… it’s going to take some intention and some resolve.
First start with why do we want to be our best. And what it means to you to be your best.
For me being my best – isn’t about people saying “Oh, he’s the best.” – It is about being able to be, serve and give my best to my family, my friends, my faith, and others. (Others are the friends I haven’t met yet…sometimes known as strangers).
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: “To rise above the little things.” — John Burroughs
Thank you John Burroughs. I resolve to re-resolve to rise above the little things. When I am caught up in and distracted by “little things” I am most often not remembering the bigger picture. And what is the bigger picture? The bigger picture for me is to be available, to be prepared, and to be responsive to the needs of the people around me. To be my best!
Be prepared to be “the one” person for another person. Make this day – one of your BEST DAYS
And to help you on your way… this classic Geico Hump Day Commercial
WHY Are you DETERMINED to be yourself?