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Give Your Best or Give Up

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The depth of your passion to succeed is directly translated in the actions you take to achieve your goals. Whenever you start something new you have high levels of excitement and energy to win. Over time as the highs become lows your enthusiasm decreases along with passion and suddenly you just not putting in the effort you started with.  Anything you approach must be met with your best effort.  Mediocrity is not an option for successful people.

The successful mindset is to always do the best job from beginning to end. There are no brownie points for doing a great job when business is on a high, but your reward comes when you give your best consistently on a daily basis. Successful people are successful because they work hard everyday at what they do. Anything worth achieving comes with a price. To be unwilling to pay the price will always result in failure. When you find yourself half way doing something then you may as well give it up. A half way job produces half way results and leaves you drowning in self-judgment and regret. If you’re not willing to pay the price by doing your best, recognize that you will never conquer that particular goal and move on.

What makes you give your best everyday?

Your perception of yourself  has an enormous impact on how you approach things in life. The more self-confidence you have, the more likely you are to succeed.  Giving your best  effort everyday means being  your own cheerleader.  Self-confidence is the foundation of giving your best. Your internal  will and determination surpasses all negativity around you as you stay focused on your goal. If you believe that anything you attempt is achievable you will have confidence, give your best and see it to the end.

You must accept what comes and the important thing is that you meet it with the best you have. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Do you give your best everyday?

How often do you find yourself  doing just enough to stay “in the game”?  And, is doing just enough  really doing the best you can. The real measure of your effort is seen in the contribution you make on a daily basis.  Do you get up extra early to prepare for your day?  Do you stay late to make sure you crossed every t and dotted every i?.  Take the time to make the extra phone call to a potential client. Send on old client an email to just check in. Giving your best means keeping up with what’s going on in your industry. Attend workshops, conferences and community events to stay shar. Every time you do something extra, you are giving your best effort.

Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each experience.  ~ Harold Ruopp


Success comes only to those who give their best effort. In order to make your best effort you must constantly fuel passion within yourself. Good things take longer and much more effort. Whether or not you obtain them depends on whether or not  you are prepared to consistently give your best effort.


Written by Beverly S. Davis

July 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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  1. Reflecting on the question of, “Do you give your best everyday” is such an important thing to do. It’s easy to fall into a slump or have passion fizzle out. I know there are some days where I have to remind myself to step it up and push forward. Great post!

    Stephanie Bennis

    July 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • Thanks Stephanie, you are so right. It’s easy to fall into a slump and have passion fizzle out. You can’t depend on anyone to make sure you do a good job. We have to step up an be accountable for our own successes.

      Beverly S. Davis

      July 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

  2. Reblogged this on tum-tum stuff.


    August 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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