The Best You
I have been a firm believer in the statement, “try your best.” Ever since you’re a kid, you’ve probably heard your teachers and parents say this to you. But everything about it makes so much sense. If you live up to your highest potential, you are maximizing your talents and doing the best that you can. By doing this, you know you did everything in your power to reach whatever you’re trying to achieve. Let’s talk about the easiest example that comes to mind: tests. If you study the most that you can (a reasonable amount) and do the most to understand the material but get a C, you may feel like you did a lousy job. You may compare yourself to students who got As, when you think about it, it doesn’t matter because you tried your best, you reached 100%. You were able to see your abilities in a positive light. Life isn’t about grades, so let’s take this statement to life in general. When you give something your all, personal accomplishment is worth more than anything monetary; it gives you pride. It’s something to be proud of, and this is why I think it’s not only important to try your hardest but also to help others see this too.