I was doing my early morning reading one day and this inquiry popped out at me. The question “Did I Do My Best?” resonated deeply with me, particularly in that moment, because I’d knew I’d been drifting of late; doing enough not to fall behind, enough not to get called out, enough to get by… but my best? No, not my best. My best to progress, my best to grow, my best to live fully, with deep meaning and passionate purpose? My heart knew the answer immediately and my soul knew that I could not continue to coast without paying a price. Mental muscles are akin to physical ones: You don’t have to exercise every day but there is only so long you can go before entropy sets in and slow but steady decline begins.
Life calls us and how we answer is who we become.
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – The Dalai Lama
“Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better.” – Alan Bonner
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – Henry David Thoreau
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier