“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!