If one thing in life is for certain, it’s that anything worthwhile requires work.
Whether attempting to build a strong relationship, to grow and mature spiritually, or to simply get in better physical shape, the quality of the results that we achieve will be directly proportional to the level of upfront work that we choose to put in.
But here’s the thing…it’s possible to work hard yet it not be our best. And usually, we are the only ones who can truly determine whether or not we’re giving our best effort.
What separates high achievers from others is not hard work alone. High achievers consistently give their BEST at whatever it is that they do.
In Colossians 3:23 (NCV), Paul writes to us and says
“In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.”
Would you or I have to approach our work any differently if we knew that we’d present it to God Himself upon completion?
Just think for a moment about all of the accomplishments left undone in the cemetery for no other reason than those who died never gave their best efforts.
Don’t go through life with regrets of “what if” because you chose not to put the work in to give your best.
Will giving your best require more from you? Yes!
Will you have to…
Stay up later? No doubt!
Wake up earlier? For sure!
If achieving greatness were easy, everyone would do it.
Will there be times when your best will require you to move outside of your comfort zone? Absolutely!
Some people never taste greatness for no other reason than they fail to move out of their comfort zone. That’s because…
Our comfort zones are often the biggest enemy to our own forward progress. [Click here to tweet that].
So what are you waiting for?
Do your best. Stretch yourself. Set a goal to look back at the end of each day with satisfaction in how you chose to spend it.
The future that you will live tomorrow depends on the present effort that you give today. [Click here to tweet that].
If you want the BEST out of your future, you must make a decision to give your BEST today.
Your full potential is sitting on the other side of your best efforts.
Why do you think at times we often choose not to consistently give our best? Let me know by leaving a comment below.