“Always do your best in everything you undertake.” said my grandfather countless times while I was growing up. And although in theory, it sounds pretty simple, in reality, most of us are not giving our all in the things we do. Yet, real success comes only from pushing ourselves to do the best we can.
How many times have you heard this phrase from people around you? But what does it mean to do your best? And how can you push yourself to do your hardest?
You must always do your best in everything that you take on since what you are planting now; you will harvest in the future. But first, you have to define your goals, work on having an efficient self-discipline, handling setbacks and also overcoming them.
I know that you heard people say before that they did their best after they failed at an attempt to do something. Yet, if you do not learn from it, move on and try again, you will stagnate in your personal growth and probably delay your chances of success.
Pessimism is a damaging trait. So when you remain optimistic along the way, you make sure that all the negative thoughts you might have do not come in and damage your efforts. When you do your best, the last thing you want is for your pessimistic views to get in the way.
Doing Your Best Begins by Daily Practice
When I tell people that I write about determination, discipline, and success, they seem to believe that I just inspire people. There is nothing wrong with encouraging someone; on the contrary, it is great. But what I mean is that if I inspire you, it is just like giving you a momentary feeling. On the other hand, if I drive you to the determination, you learn how to push yourself.
Doing your best has a different meaning for a lot of people. But to me, “do your best” means to do all that you possibly can do to make things or goals happen. It can also represent the definition of success.
As you learn, try and practice your abilities for hours on end, and do your best, you begin to notice that while you execute a skill over and over, it becomes a habit. This repetitive behavior makes you far more likely to succeed than if you were practicing it three times a week. As a result, you become an expert, a master as states the book “mastery” by Robert Green.
Learn How to Do Your Finest
To learn how to do your best each time, you have to think about what you want to achieve and the reason. You need to choose goals that are important to you because you can then focus on the outcome which in turn will improve and change your life.
To keep building up your energy and determination, choose only two or three objectives that matter to you. You should not try to work on too many things at once because you will not be able to give one hundred percent of your effort on priorities that have to be done.
You must believe in your ability to do your best, work hard and build your skills. You need to have a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. People who have a fixed mindset view their skills and aptitudes as innate qualities they cannot change while people with a growth mindset believe that anything can be learned. So make sure you always do your best.
To Do Your Best Means Full In
The critical rule when trying to do your best is to make sure you are giving your best in everything you do. It looks simple, but this the one thing most people often ignore. To be your greatest implies you have to be full in and give 100% effort on the task or skill you act upon.
Anything less might be the reason why you do not reach your objectives and succeed. When you only give ninety or ninety-five percent, the remaining five-ten percent could make the difference between achieving your objectives and failing.
When you do your best, you push beyond your limits. You do not pay attention nor try to compare yourself to the accomplishments of others. And you have to realize which your abilities are at this point. Then practice getting better than your current skill level.
Break Your Objective into Smaller Goals
As you do your best, you need to realize that it often requires numerous attempts, not just one. Failure and obstacles are a considerable part of the process for success in most fields. When it happens, just learn from it, move on and find another way.
You have to turn your objective into a sequence of smaller goals. At that point, create a list of steps you need to take to accomplish each secondary goal. To stay determined and keep doing your best, reward yourself after each small win.
If your general aim is to learn marketing, you might break your objective down into steps like necessary marketing skills, mastering one or two strategies, and practicing daily. Each of these smaller goals needs to be completed.
Do Your Best by Modeling Successful People
Feeling guilty for lacking the discipline or determination is such an unproductive emotion. Yet, so many people have guilt because they procrastinate instead of pushing themselves every day. To do your best, you can use your energy to 'reverse engineer' successful people.
It means trying to uncover what tactics successful people use to succeed and copy them. If not, or without a mentor, you tend to fail frequently. Do not work harder but smarter by observing the differences between what you do and what successful individuals do, so you can copy them from scratch, bit by bit and be the best version of yourself.
Copying is merely modeling others who have accomplished what you want to build or put an effort in. It does not take too many biography books or success stories of high achievers to observe a general idea of how they tackle their way to success and do your best.
Ask for Help to Become Your Best
Asking help from others on how to understand something or what to do is a great idea. It is even essential as you begin. If you can get hold of someone who is already successful in what you want to do, their advice can be pure gold.
If you do not know anyone, read what experts or successful individuals have to say. Choose the people in your field and learn from them through webinars, books, interviews or whatever you can put your hands on.
Never forget to take breaks or taking care of your health, no matter what. I take a break in the afternoon and walk for two hours every day. Get also well rested as it is hard always to do your best when you are tired, stressed, or have done physical exercise. Good habits can make the difference.
No matter the situation, keep being self-confident as much as you can. You cannot expect to be successful or get anywhere if you show yourself as a person who has no self-belief. Having confidence helps you build up real faith and do your best.
Always maintain a positive outlook. I know it is not that easy but try to find the good in any bad situation. Focus on what you have just learned and how can you do better the next time around. Do not complain or feel sorry for yourself because it only prevents, and even stops you from moving on.
Do Your Best in Everything
It is always easier to do your best when you do these things regularly which means each and every day. It has to become an everyday routine and habit. Consider doing your best in everything you undertake like it is a new lifestyle you have to have. Imagine that you have no choice.
Rebuke procrastination as it prevents you from learning and improving and not from failing.
My final word would be that 'trying your best' is not good enough. Instead, I want you to say that you did do your best. You do not want to fail at things you take on without really giving it your best shot. Think of all the things you might miss out if you do not do your best each and every time.
Sergei VanBellinghen, Founder & CEO of First-Class Lifestyle, currently a Personal Growth & Success Expert, using self-development techniques to help you succeed and have a better life. Visit my website at sergeivanbellinghen.com