Friday, June 14, 2013

On doing my best

I love this Maya Angelou quote ...

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

For years, I thought I was making the right choices for my health. I thought I knew what I needed to know, and I tried to do my best with that knowledge. But then I started to learn new things, and suddenly I knew better. I knew that there was a reason the things I was doing before weren't working, and I knew I had to do better.

I'm not done learning. I am doing the best I can with what I know now, but I am open to the possibility that I might happen upon some information that will help me improve upon what I am doing now even further. When I know better, I want to do better.

Are you doing your best with what you know?


  1. Wonderful and concise post. I've heard too many people use "I did the best I could" as an excuse, without the further steps of learning to do better.

    It's a journey, not a destination... :)

  2. "I did the best I could at the time," or "We did the best we could do knowing what we knew" is a great way to open a conversation with kids once they get old enough to question why as a parent you did something a certain way. Because when it comes down to it, nobody gives you an instruction manual on how these things work, a lot of it you borrow from what worked (or didn't work) for your own parents, or you make up as you go along. Great reflection for the day!



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