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Always Do Your Best With What You Have

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”- Arthur Ashe

The time is never right to do anything. Always do your best with what you have, where you are. If your best is not enough, ask for more. Yes, ask for more. Why is that? Because the more you do, the more you will get. It does not happen always, but it is better than asking for less. Don’t ask for less. If you do, it will shrink you. It will shrink your dreams, your goals.

When it comes to asking for more, I am not saying you should take on more things than you can handle. That is not my point. My point is: “Do not waste your time waiting for the perfect time.” It will never come.

Doing your best means you know what you can do, where you are, what you have, and where you are going. It also means that you recognize your weaknesses, but you don’t focus on them. Instead, you focus on using your strengths to change your life, to give your best, to be your best, to love, to live your life, to connect with your passion, and to believe in yourself.

If you have given your best, then expect the best. You get what you expect, but not without doing your own part. Not without taking action to change things. Don’t be scared to take action. Use what you have to take action to change your life. Only action can cure laziness, fear, and procrastination. Take it!

You Can’t Do Everything, But You Can Do Something

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“A man’s power and intelligence are limited. He who wants to do everything will never do anything.”- Andre Maurois

One of the best ways to succeed is to do what you can do well. Success requires focus. It requires discipline. If you spread your focus too thin, if you don’t focus on what you do, your dreams, your goals, if you don’t focus on where you are, where you are going, how can you succeed?

Don’t try to do everything, but try to do something. Do what you are good at. Know what you can do. Focus on your strengths, not on your weaknesses. Success comes from your strengths, not from your weaknesses. If you focus on your strengths, you will grow stronger and better. But if you focus on your weaknesses, you will grow smaller and weaker.

Don’t spread yourself too thin. Don’t focus on everything, focus on something. Focus on one thing and do it well. Focus equals success.