Good, Better, Best!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Well, got in a nice 3.5 miles last night on the track. No jogging yet, but it felt good to be out walking and the sun was out and it was a nice day around 80 degrees. The only way to spoil that would have been swinging a golf club along the way. I used to golf, then golf and I came to an understanding. I wouldn’t say I played and the course wouldn’t say I looked like an idiot. Not sure why that came up, other than someone once said golf was a good walk, ruined. Then I took the little one to dinner after her tennis camp and enjoyed some quiet time with her. She wouldn’t believe me when I told her they delivered the box for her bike, but the bike was coming later. I was sort of surprised the bike did come since I usually have something happen where the box comes, then 2 days later the frame, then the wheel. Sometimes things just work out I guess. Yesterday was one of those days. Maybe I should have played the lottery.
We went to a local pizza place since I wanted to try their new and limited BeGood2U menu. I had a very tasty tuna hoagy coming in under 500 calories. It was yummy. But what struck me was a poem on the wall. The founder of this place started honoring local high school athletes and has a hall of fame for them and has plaques on the wall detailing their accomplishments and that kind of thing. One the wall was a poem.
Good, Better, Best
Never Let it Rest
Until the good is Better,
And the Better is Best!
Just really hit a chord with me. We all have times we get complacent. I never used to and then for a long while I had. Since I started this journey I have been improving in all aspects of my life. I think I am finally getting my finances under control and while the car repairs seem to be mounting, I also seem to be making due and getting things paid on time. I am getting more motivated at work, although that is still a challenge simply due to the environment I work in. I could stand to improve there, and know it so I still consider that an improvement. But I am also taking care of other stuff and while I have always been involved with the kids, things seem different and better there as well.
I guess I have just been striving for better lately after being in a down period. I wouldn’t call it depression since I have been there, but maybe a mild episode. Things just feel better somehow.
Anyway, back to the poem. I thought it had some good words of wisdom for all of us. Not just athletes. It can apply anywhere and to me means improve a little each day. Push along and if there is something you can do to be better. Never sit back. I have been worried about hitting a plateau lately. And I guess as long as I keep making my good better and my better best, plateau’s probably aren’t that much of a concern.