Offer the best you are able.“Best” is a variable assessment. What is my best on Monday morning at 7 is different than my best on Thursday at 3 in the afternoon. In this moment, on this day, I will offer the best I am able to give.
I do not confuse this with the measurement of “good enough.” When I say something is “good enough,” it means I know there is more that could be done. I could go to a level 10 but I’m stopping at 7 because, in my estimation, that is all the circumstance merits. That’s an investment choice.
When I’m in the “best I am able” mode – I know I need to be gentle with myself. I need not compare this day with any other day. This day stands alone. My cousin observed, with irony, how much labor he has to do on Labor Day. This day offers some rest from traditional “labor” and I’m going to seize the opportunity. Rest on one day assures that I will be able to invest a full out “10” on another day.
(quote from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)