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Best You Can Be

We're all striving to be the best, and well we should be (mediocrity is not a fun place to live). But while chasing "best" can be a noble and admirable pursuit, we'd be wise to pause a moment and define what "best" is exactly. 

Usually, it's wrapped up in meaning:

  • Fastest
  • Smartest
  • Richest
  • Thinnest
  • Prettiest
  • Handsomest
  • Suavest
  • First

But being our best selves is deeper than this. We've got to escape the race toward what someone else defines as our best and instead live up to an inner standard we set for ourselves. It's time we considered being our best self to mean:

  • Authentic
  • Vulnerable
  • Honest
  • True
  • Candid
  • Genuine

When we possess those qualities - and in increasing measure - then we'll arrive at a place where we truly are our best selves, measuring not by speed or external standard, but by depth and meaning.

Being the best isn't a one-time achievement. It's a lifelong journey.

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