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April 26, 2011

Good, Better, Best

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:36 am

When you have the option of choosing, which of these do you choose: Good, Better or Best?

We all want the best, but the conundrum is: Sometimes better is better.

And if we are ever deemed the best, it’s quite an achievement worth taking a bow for, but don’t get frozen in that position or you will miss seeing what’s really going on.

Even though “Best” is a superlative term, it’s really comparative when we examine it in the light of day, because there is always somebody better, and that someone is often us.

It reminds me of a saying I use quite often: “You always do your best in accordance with your present level of awareness.”

For example, if you berated someone and made them feel insignificant, that was the best you could have done from the mindset you had at that moment. This knowledge won’t absolve you of the consequences for your actions, but, if applied, it will shine a light on a pathway to better your best.

How we improve is by becoming aware that our best can be better.

When we fine tune our awareness, the quality of our best automatically gets better.

This simply means to become aware of your reactions. Notice that some stimulus gets the same reaction every time. That reaction becomes the best we can do until we notice there are some better choices.

How we find better choices is by interrupting our best reaction.

When you “throw in the clutch” you can shift into a different gear, one that’s better suited for the situation at hand. But to shift into a new gear, you have to, first, be aware that the gear you’re in isn’t working.

Take a moment and mentally review your standard reactions and see how they are working for you. They are on automatic pilot and just kick into gear when presented with a certain stimulus. You won’t be able to control all the stimuli you encounter in life, but you sure have a choice when it comes to your reactions.

My mother used to say, “It only costs 10 cents more to go first class.” If you want to make better choices, there is a small price to pay – become aware that your best isn’t good enough.

 

All the best,

John

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