I saw this meme recently that said “doing your best does not mean working yourself to death.”
I’m sure for someone that made perfect logical sense.
My brain, however, just keep spluttering.
If I am doing my best, I should keep at it until the thing is done and done right. You can’t put a time limit or an effort limit on doing your best. Your best is your best. It’s not someone else’s.
And we all have varying degrees of “best” in us. My son for example, his best vacuuming will leave crumbs under the dining table. Mine doesn’t. His best lacks experience right now. He’ll gain it. In five year if he is still leaving crumbs under the table, I won’t accept that was his best. LOL.
So how do I draw the line for me?
“I wanted to do my best but you know, that took too much effort, so I went to bed instead.”
And maybe I would be healthier, and happier, and less tired if I did. But I can’t.
My best is 100%. Anything that deserves my best, deserves that.
Then again I might be crazy. What do you think?