To be your best or not be your best? That shouldn’t even be a question.

Team –

I remember my dad telling me when I was younger to “enjoy every minute because you are going to say to yourself one day, “Where did the time go?” Wow! Wasn’t he right.

I was looking at my license today and it hit me – I’m 33 already. Isn’t that a slap in the face. So here I am asking myself “Where did the time go??” It seems like yesterday that I was a teenager without a care in the world. Now all of the sudden I’m approaching my mid-thirties with bills and responsibilities. Ugh.

For the record: I’m not ashamed of my age nor do I dread my responsibilities. Actually, I am embracing the positive aspects of “getting older” such as being mature and making smarter, healthier decisions. This realization, however, has made me see how fast life really flies by. Time does seem to move faster now and it makes me appreciate things more.

So the question is “Are you going to be your best today?” I think this fast paced life we live in causes us to lose sight of this question, or makes us feel too tired to answer it the right way. Sometimes we just need to take a moment and remind ourselves to be the best at whatever we are doing. We owe it to ourselves to do our best, to be our best because our time is valuable. All we can do is give our best and be proud of that regardless of the outcome.

I challenge you: whatever obstacle you face – whether it be at work, at home, or in the gym – tell yourself “I’m going to be the best/do my best in this situation.” You deserve that. You deserve to be your best.

– Matt