Tag: Self-improvement

Why You Should Not Give “Less Than Your Best”

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Steve Prefontaine said, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” When things are difficult, it is easier to just give up than to continue. It is easier to stop doing than to start doing again. It is easier to stop living than to start thinking again.

Whatever you are doing, no matter how difficult, do not settle for less, do not give less than your best. Don’t!

Instead of giving up, instead of focusing on what you cannot do, instead of doing less than your best, why not focus on opportunity. If you want to improve yourself, real improvement, do not focus on problems, focus on opportunity.

We grow when we challenge ourselves. But before you do something, assess your own strengths and weaknesses. It is important. It saves time. If you can do it, do it. But if you cannot do it, then don’t waste your time. Because failure comes from doing what we don’t know how to do. As Thomas Paine once said, “When it become necessary to do anything, the whole heart and soul should go into the measure, or not attempt it.”

If what you are going for is not for you, don’t go for it. If you don’t feel good about it, don’t do it. If it is for you, then you must do it with all your might. Remember, if you want to be successful in your own life, you MUST put your whole heart and soul into what you do. If not, it won’t work.

How To Get To “A Place Of Kindness And Caring”

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There is no way to self-improvement and strength but by loving and celebrating yourself, your life, your accomplishments in the present moment.

Stop complaining. stop fighting for what is not yours. You are not perfect. Instead of trying to be perfect, why not focus on improving your life. If you can do that for yourself, it will help you a lot. It will bring peace and harmony into your life.

Epictectus once said, “If you wish to improve yourself, be content to be seen as ignorant or clueless about some things.”

What you know is your power. So do not worry about what you do not know. But it does not mean you should ignore it. But do not let it bother you.

Remember that life is not going to give you everything. So do not worry about what is not there. You have a lot going well for you. Focus on them. Reflect on them. Celebrate them. Sharon Salzberg says, “When you recognize and reflect on even one good thing about yourself, you are building a bridge to a place of kindness and caring.” She is right.

If you want to enjoy your life, if you want to make peace with your inner self, you must learn how to reflect on what is going well for you. When you do that, you will have more to celebrate.