“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” -William Faulkner
Oh, I like this one. What better goal can we have than to be the best version we can be of ourselves?
In fact, around the new year, I was reading a post at Faith, Fitness, Fun that asked, “If you had to pick a word to describe your 2011, what would you choose?”
Great post! I absolutely believe that attitude has a huge impact!
I would choose “be”. It’s easy to think about the kind of person I wish to be, as if it’s outside my control. I need to recognize that with every choice I make, I can choose to “be” that person that I aspire to, or at least take steps in the right direction.
Happy New Year!
There’s always some version of myself that I imagine, and as simple as it sounds, I want to always work on being that person. If I want to be a runner, I go out and run. If I want to be a good cook, I will seek out recipes and practice cooking. If I want to be a playful mom, I will make time to play with my children. If I want to be a patient person, I will do my best to be patient and humbly begin again when I fail. (Can you tell this is one that I find more difficult. Especially when my children fight…)
And so on…
Such a small word with the potential for big results.
Happy Monday, and here’s to being the best you that you can be! 🙂