Measure yourself against no other but your self.
Do you best. Really try. You can do it. You can.
That is offensive. You shouldn’t try so hard.
Each thing you learn prepares you to learn more.
Don’t give up. Keep trying. Just one more time.
Everyone should be rewarded for being there.
Excellence comes from dedication and passion.
Believe in you. Be passionate. Don’t quit. Ever.
Not your place. Don’t encourage. Don’t correct.
Encourage each other. Help someone else do well.
Nothing worthwhile comes easy. That’s okay. Really.
It is okay to be ‘just okay’. Don’t try too hard.
If you love it enough to do it, love it enough to do it well.
Do your best. Have fun. Be a good listener. Help others.
Don’t talk. You say too much. You are too much.
When you do your best, your best is enough. Shine!
Integrity is who you are when no one is watching.
We, the good enoughs, want you to stop trying.
Be either hot or cold, love it or leave it. Be more than ‘there’!
Never dial it in. Be there fully or stay home.
Participation is enough, why do you want more?
There are a few things I am working through tonight (gee can you guess from the above poem?). In three voices – the middle one more my philosophy, the bold bottom words and thoughts shared with me recently. I am struggling with wanting to do things well and against those who are happy with mediocre, or ‘good enough’.
I might not be the best you’ve got.
That will always be true.
But you’ll never see a heart
bigger than mine for this!
I may not be the fastest or smartest.
That may too often be true.
But you’ll never see ‘try’
like mine, that is for sure!
I may not win, nor even place.
Time will tell for sure.
But I’ll be there doing my best
every single time for love.
I can’t seem to get off the bench.
The cut I don’t quite make.
But I’ll cheer you all on
no one will be prouder!
What’s this? I did it! I made it!
Didn’t see that one coming, did they?
No one believed in ‘just one more’
but I did, and it took a few!
Dedicated to my sweet son, and my darling husband. Love you both.