Be the best that you can be at any given point of time and you won’t be disappointed. On the surface this sounds straightforward, as in if I do my best odds are I’ll do great. While that can be one of the interpretations, a deeper meditation of the phrase will reveal so much more.
When I speak of meditation I am not referring to emptying my mind and focusing on a word. Meditation for me involves speaking slowly while emphasizing each word of a sentence or scripture and the Holy Spirit revealing things to me.
BE the best that you can be at any given point of time and you won’t be disappointed. To be is to exist. And when do I exist? I exist all of the time. This tells me that at all times I am to be the best that I can be so that I won’t be disappointed.
Be THE BEST that you can be at any given point of time and you won’t be disappointed. The best is standard to which we are to strive. It is the goal setter. We all start out at different points doing different things but the quality to which we are to perform or be is the best. Here in is the beauty of the word the best. Your best and my best may be different and this leads to the next observation.
Be the best THAT YOU can be at any given point of time and you won’t be disappointed. Realize that you are your own competition not the other people out there. You just keep getting better and better. Continue on your path and not the path of others.
Be the best that you CAN BE at any given point of time and you won’t be disappointed. Because we are all individuals we are unique. Theoretically we can all do the same things but we will do them differently. Because we do things differently, we will have different results. It is unrealistic to expect the same exact results as someone else. Similar results maybe. Expecting the same results robs us of our uniqueness and can be stressful when we see someone else achieve a task before we do. Focus on what you are able to do.
Be the best that you can be AT ANY GIVEN POINT IN TIME and you won’t be disappointed. This speaks to living in the now and being consistent. The only time we have is now. The past has already been and the future has not come. Consistency is more an aspect of character- your perseverance, your ability to stick to the task at hand regardless of the circumstances. Do we miss it sometimes? Of course we do. The key is not to quit.
Be the best that you can be at any given point of time and YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. One can be discouraged in the journey of achieving a goal. We all go through periods of time where we didn’t accomplish a goal at a particular time. But that is not the same as being sad, upset, or disappointed because you failed. As long as you pick yourself back up after being discouraged you will eventually accomplish your goal no matter how long it takes you. It is only when you quit that you will ultimately be disappointed because when you quit you are admitting to yourself that you can’t.
For writers this means to write the best that you can. Even if you get a rejection letter, it means to keep going. Don’t quit. Take a course, read a book about writing or join an online support group.
For homeschoolers this means that you will educate the best that you can right now, knowing that as time goes on you will learn and grow. You will get better. It also means that if something isn’t working for you, you can change it to make it better. The key is to start and keep going. Don’t quit. Join a local homeschool group or find online support.
Whether you are writing a novel, home schooling or both, the same advice applies. So keep going. Don’t quit.
Be the best that you can be at any given point in time and you won’t be disappointed.