“All your can do is try your best.”
That’s not all your can do.
What you CAN do is DO YOUR BEST.
Don’t try to. Just do it.
Because THAT’S what sets you apart from the mediocre “we’re trying our best” lot.
THAT’S what motivates you to keep doing your best.
THAT’S what gives you more purpose or meaning in life.
And THAT’S what actually gets things done.
You think it was the “we’re just trying our best” lot of people who changed the world?
Sure, it was the out-of-the-box thinkers, the not-afraid-to-go-where-nobody-has-gone-before folks who really made the difference, but do you think they all just settled for “trying their best”?
I think they went and DID their almighty best over and over again until they were truly satisfied that they did enough.
Now that’s what I implore you go do for yourself.
Go be your best.
Go do your best.
As a music tutor, I’ve always been the hard ass who pushed my students no matter how good they already were. Why? Because it made them better. Not just as pianists, but as people who could endure more, be disciplined more, push themselves more.
And the end results were always so beautiful!
My tutor did that with me. I hated her for it for a long long time.
But now, nothing can take away what she has made me.
I am better than I ever was, and I know to push myself till I ache.
Because she showed me why that mattered.
As an afterthought-
What motivated me to write this wasn’t music, but this piece of sad sad news about beehives being deliberately burnt to a char, killing thousands of bees.
It’s sad, not just for the bees, not just for the Earth or the delicate situation we’re in with the dwindling bee population, but because of how insensitive we are as a “superior” race.
The Earth is dying.
We did this.
And we’re still doing it.
And that isn’t doing your best, in my opinion.
And not wanting to do your best in this situation is a sorry excuse for wanting to live,
Because you have nothing worth living for.