After reading a post today by Dan Waldschmidt called ‘The Only Question Worth Answering” it got me thinking of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, one of which states ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.
Dan says that asking the question “Did I do my best?” at the end of each day is the only one worth asking.
If I had to answer that question today it would be “No.”
I did a lot of stuff – some things connected to a bigger picture, some things to make me feel a little more settled but as far as MY BEST is concerned …”No.”
Doing ones best must be in relation to a point of some sort. What’s the point of all that you’re doing every day? Dan points out sometimes that isn’t always clear. Sometimes in our busyness and fear what comes naturally is to go through the motions.
And so day after day, instead of moving towards where you want to be, you avoid any obstacle that makes it harder for you to “get through the day”.
If you’re willing to live your life with clarity – seeing what is TRULY IMPORTANT to you, and as Dr Maria Nemeth says “create a game worth playing and goals worth playing for” then you will know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing and you will put in your daily best effort to ensure that you do what you say you’re going to do.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do – Mark Twain
Did YOU do YOUR BEST today? What was the POINT of all that you did?