Doing My Best

Thomas - Temecula, California
Entered on September 15, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in doing my best in whatever I choose to do. I believe in having a passion for what I do. I believe in working till the job is finished and finished right. It doesn’t matter if what I do is unpopular or if others think it is odd, if I have committed to a pattern I’m going to finish. It doesn’t matter if my co-worker is a slacker or if he’s lazy, it won’t rub off on me, I’ve been taught to give it my all, and that’s what I’ll do. This fundamental principle was opened to be by a very successful man I grew to love. He taught “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right”. There is no better feeling than finishing an honest ‘hard day’s work’.

Although it may be offensive or ill mannered, I have little respect for those people who seem to be too busy to follow through on their word, those who seem to always be slacking, or those who are engulfed in an ocean of laziness. Looking at the materials, energy, money, and time spent by a half-hearted effort isn’t comforting, not to mention the headache that comes with it. After all, if the mechanic who repaired my car didn’t do it right, I’ll end up in the shop to get the same thing fixed again, at the same price I already paid, much more sooner than expected. And you can bet, the second time I’m going to a man (or woman) who’s going to do it right, a man who’ll give it his all. It’s not that I don’t understand being lazy because sometimes I fall into a pattern of work that is unsuitable according to my standards. In this case I do my best to compensate for what was lost. We’ve all heard “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Each time I try, I try my hardest because I believe in doing my best.

It’s doing my best that shows who I am and what I can accomplish. Often in my life, as in everyone else’s, challenges arise. It’s only with an ‘I’ll do my best!’ attitude that I can successfully rise above my challenges. Knowing that I did everything to my best leaves no room for regret, even in failure.