Monday, August 13, 2012
The Best You
It strikes me that most of us are not even doing our best in any one category. Forgetting for a second that most of us would not, even at our peak, be able to compete against world class athletes...we still leave something left to be desired. In my case, there was a time that I excelled in athletics. There was a time when three miles could be run in less than seventeen minutes, when sprinting down the soccer field ended triumphantly with a header into the net. Again, never necessarily an athlete being scouted for the big leagues but at least an in-shape, able bodied, contributor to the team.
And that got me thinking about other categories of life that I may have allowed status quo to be enough. Am I doing my best at being a Father, Son, Husband, Staffing Professional and most importantly Follower of Christ? Would I be winning Gold Medals in any of these areas if the only competition was my "best self"? I hate to admit this folks but I think I can do better. How about you? Where do you find yourself on the scale, not against others, but against your own peak potential? Can you do better? Will you do better?