I’ll try my best. That’s what we all hear at some point in our lives from someone who needs to prove themselves or just do a good job. Best can be defined as your maximum capability. What most dictionaries won’t say about best is that best is a limitation that says, “I can only do so much and here it is. Be happy with it.” I encourage everyone to try BETTER than their BEST to get the job done. This attitude has helped me a lot on my track team in which I finished a 200 meter race in under 30 seconds for the first time this season. I started the season at 32.5 seconds for the same distance and hoped to be close to 30 seconds or slightly under at around 29.8 by the end of the season. Those numbers were what I thought my best was, but I surpassed 30 seconds and even 29.8 seconds for a 200 meter race. I did better than my best, and that has allowed me to make my goals higher so that I truly do better than my best.
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