Thursday, August 30, 2012
I found an article on improving one's mental health today...the above line really 'spoke' to me!
I Bet I Can Improve Your Mental Health in One Hour
By Dr. Richard Boyum
Stop trying to do your best and start doing as well as you can.
When you focus on doing as well as you can, you put both eyes on the task. When you focus on doing your best, you are looking with one eye on the standard and only one eye on the task. Research shows that when we stay focused on the task rather than on what others think of the end result, we do better. In fact, we eventually transcend our best. In reality, in doing as well as you can, you will have a lot of "C Days" but C means making satisfactory progress. By doing so, paradoxically, you will end up having more "B Days" and "A Days". Try each day to do as well as you can. Remember, you cannot always control the circumstances in your environment.
Here's a link to the entire article: