Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Doing My Best


“Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely.”

Don Migeul Ruiz – The Four Agreements


I made a commitment today to do the best I can with everything I am doing.  I’ve probably already broken it a few times, but that isn’t going to stop me.  This started because I was tired this afternoon, but I knew that if I didn’t do my radio show in the afternoon, I wouldn’t get it done today.  So I did the best I could by doing my show.  I got on the topic of dong my best in everything I am doing.  Then I remembered, and spoke about, Don Miguel Ruiz’s fourth agreement in his book The Four Agreements – Always do your best.
What an amazing agreement.  What a powerful principle to live by. 
My best right now may not be as good as my best tomorrow morning when I’m not falling asleep as I am now.  Still, I like the idea.  here are some questions I can ask to keep me on track:
·      Am I taking care of my body?
·      Am I drinking enough water and getting enough sleep?
·      Am I eating well?
·      Am I being careful with my money?
·      Am I using my time well?
·      Am I giving my full attention to those I love?
·      Am I spending enough time reading and writing?
·      Am I staying on track with my goals?
·      Am I being kind?

Doing my best keeps me present in the moment because I can only do my best with things that are actually occurring at the moment.  I can’t do my best in the past or the future.
My best at this moment would be to take care of myself by getting a bowl of popcorn and a couple of comics, and then after that, going to bed at a reasonable hour.  I’m going to explore this theme more in a future blog.  For now, let’s just say that I find the idea highly motivational.  I look forward to being able to Get Started and to Keep Going…because that is the best!