When I was at school and struggling through exams and coursework, I was constantly reminded by my Mum to do my best. That was all she expected of me. She didn’t expect A* grades, she just encouraged me to do the best I could at the time.
I’m still trying to do that. In new ventures and challenges, I’m trying to do my best, that’s all I can do. Sometimes unknowingly I want it to be even better, and to do something to a higher standard than I am able. It can lead to frustration. Work can seem heavy and burdensome.
I read this blog entry that encouraged me today:
“You can only do the best with what you’ve been given and what you know at the time. Accept your truest identity from the hand of God. And then be honest, remain open, and keep a light heart along the way.
“For the most part wisdom comes in chips rather than blocks. You have to be willing to gather them constantly, and from sources you never imagined to be probable. No one chip gives you the answer for everything. No one chip stays in the same place throughout your entire life. The secret is to keep adding voices, adding ideas, and moving things around as you put together your life. If you’re lucky, putting together your life is a process that will last through every single day you’re alive.”