Doing the Best You Can

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People are not failures when they’re doing the best they can. ~Mr. Rogers

As with any look-back across the week, be gentle with yourself.

Of course note what needs tweaking: Do you need to brush up your skills? If so, can you take a class or devise a program of self-study? Do you need more information? If so, can you talk to somebody who is more knowledgeable than you or can you find the information at your local library or through Internet searches?

Naturally, you’ll also want to take a look at the time constraints you have with your weekly schedule. Be realistic about what you can and cannot do. Due to responsibilities and commitments at work, in your family life, and personal life, you have limited time. Be realistic about what you can devote to your goals and dreams. It’s okay if you have only a little bit of time each week to do only small steps and tiny increments. You will still be successful, as long as you regularly devote time to your goals and dreams

The most important part of the look-back is to celebrate what you did well. Note what things worked out–what connections and a happy surprises happened this week? Did you have any lucky happenstances or serendipitous events? Did a couple pieces of the puzzle come together? Perhaps you discovered something really cool about yourself.

Your homework today is to recognize the good stuff this week and pat yourself on the back for all of it. Take time to celebrate. Include your family and close friends. The celebration doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or big, it can be something as simple as renting a favorite movie or going for a nature walk. Including your family and friends will help them understand your dreams better and make them feel part of your journey.

Good for you! Congratulations on all the good stuff! I knew you could do it.

Post in the comments section something you’re proud of that happened this week.

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend,


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