I promise to do my best. That is all we can do, right?
My Dad used to say,
“You will be fine, as long as you give it your best shot. Just be the best you can be. That is all you can do.”
I had a boss once that loved to say this phrase that he said his mother used to tell him…turns out to be a quote,
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” ~St. Jerome
Since I am participating in the 100 Day Promise, I made an agreement to do my best with the following:
I will be honest with myself.
I will celebrate my unique gifts.
I will respect and trust my unique journey.
I will try not to fix myself, others, or any situation that comes up.
I will listen with an open heart, and allow myself to be vulnerable.
I will not compare or judge myself or my promise with another.
I will ask for support when I need it.
I will be gentle with others.
I will not hold myself back or force myself to go faster.
I will do more of what energizes me and less of what drains me.
I will take responsibility for myself, my energy, and my feelings.
I will trust what is naturally unfolding for me.
That’s a lot of things to think about. I typed them up and I am presenting them here because that helps me to say focused. I want these promises to be a decree of freedom for me. I want to free myself from worry, I want to be confident that I am doing everything I can to be the best me. The healthiest me. The energized me. The relaxed me. That is what I want.
Someone said that living a passionate life, doing what you love and living in the moment, feels like freedom. It’s that feeling you have when you wake up in the morning, raring to go, like a child, humming and whistling as you get ready for the day and go out skipping towards whatever life has in store for you. That sounds so nice to me! Tranquil. Self-assured. Confident. Graceful.
I have that most days these days, I am honestly happy. But self development does not stop at happy. I continue to grow and flourish as I learn more, care more, understand more and I always strive to be the best me.
I believe in Magic. I believe in Me.