It’s very frustrating when you know you always give of your best, but others don’t see it as your best. Perhaps it’s simply got something to do with others not meeting their own exacting standards.
Or perhaps it’s because they tend to set their own standards, which they expect others to meet, or perhaps when it comes to family, they will never accept family’s expectations or other people’s expectations. It’s just the way they are.
But doing our best doesn’t always mean that we must outdo someone else, or that what we do has to be perfect so that we’re seen as the best, it just means that whatever we do, we do it to the best of our ability and know that hand on heart, we did our best.
That should be good enough for others too. It’s not something we should concern ourselves with. We don’t have to convince others our best is our best.
We give of our best when:
- We treat others in a kind and conciliatory manner;
- We talk with respect;
- We don’t stand in judgment;
- We give help where help is needed;
- We allow others to take control of their own circumstances and act as a guide if it’s needed;
- We take time to listen;
- We say nice things so that others will feel good about themselves;
- We think about what we say and how we say it;
- We are loyal, honest and show compassion;
- We have a kind heart.
Whatever people’s reasons are for choosing to behave in a way that isn’t appropriate even when we do and have given of our best, it is something they must deal with.