#328 Do the Best You Can
#328 Do the Best You Can

I love the ethos of high performance.

It is not about setting records but rather continually testing the limits of our own abilities.

It is also about tapping into our best selves to make smart choices that are aligned with our deeper purpose and values rather than what may feel convenient in the moment.

My own life story goes back to a letter from my dying dad in which he said:

“Remember – you never have to be the best, just to do the best you can and don’t worry about anyone else.”

This raises a series of questions we can carry with us at all times:

  • Am I honestly doing the best I can?
  • How might I do better?

In my case, I can conjure up my dad to get a sense for whether I am truly following his invitation. Who can you call upon?

Quotation in the Image:

  • Remember – you never have to be the best, just to do the best you can and don’t worry about anyone else.” – John O’Leary

Want to Read More Around This Topic?

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (link to Amazon.co.uk). The book offers insights and practices for living in the present moment and breaking free from the grip of the past and future. It emphasizes the importance of being fully present in order to experience true joy and fulfilment.

Nurturing Curiosity – Daily Practice: This is part of the Nurturing Curiosity series of tools, insights and questions designed to help nurture curiosity as part of our daily practice. In point of fact, every interaction we have is an opportunity to question what we are observing and how we and others are seeing the world. Also remember that questions come in many forms throughout our day. A letter from a dead parent can ask you Are you doing the best you can?

About Tom O’Leary

I coach, mentor and teach leaders committed to a higher purpose who sense they can do better.

Together, we unlock deep insights that spur how they think, act and lead.

These are leaders who want to make a difference.

And yet, to make a difference we need to be different. This starts with how we think, what we question and how we decide!

This means spending time being curious about everything from where we place our attention to the choices we make and contemplating what might be possible so that when we take action, we can bring all our energy and power to bear.

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