Try your best – Every Time – Every Day



"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything." — Napoleon Hill


If you want something bad enough, you'll make it happen. However, if you don't want something, even the best of strategies won't serve you.


Unfortunately, most people are incorrectly seeking strategies of how to get "success" or some other thing. In this way, they are putting the cart before the horse.


The right strategy will show itself when you are clear on what you want. So how do you know what you want?


Most people are waiting for an epiphany. They're waiting for someone or something outside of them to rattle or shake them. Or, they just want a quick fix. Hence, the focus on strategy and not on vision and values.


If you're waiting for something to "wake you up" so you finally have the passion, motivation, or desire to put your whole soul into life, you'll be waiting a long time.


Rather than waiting, your only chance at fully living is to proactively do something yourself.


When was the last time you did a workout where you literally put everything into it?


When was the last time you really tried, I mean REALLY tried, at anything?


If you're like most people, you're probably putting half-thought and half-effort into most of what you're doing.


Paul Arden, the famed designer and author, once said, "Don't look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity." He also said, "Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you got, and fix it along the way."


Interestingly, the research in psychology over the past few years has made a shift. It was assumed for decades that our minds could alter our physical state, but not the other way around. However, research is now showing that “Your body, even your posture, directly influences your mind and emotions. You change from the inside-out, yes, but also from the outside-in. And you can leverage that to your benefit”.


If you want more motivation, do something about it:

·         Put your heart into something. Not "the next thing," but the thing right in front of you.

·         Not into tomorrow's workout, but today's workout.

·         Not into tomorrow's work, but today's work.

·         Not into tomorrow's people, but today's people.


Thomas Monson has said, "There is no tomorrow to remember if we don't do something today."




Nothing feels better than trying your best. Nothing.