Obtaining your personal best is a goal for each of each day. One would think that most of us would strive to be our personal best. Each day we find people who just settle for status quo, and who seem to care about their own problems. Have you seen those kind of people in and among us? Maybe you're one of them, but the truth is that you can change and find your personal best.

To achieve our personal best is to decide to be someone of worth, and each day we put our best foot forward. We have the ability to choose to take each task no matter how mundane the task. Doesn't matter whether you pick up trash, dig ditches, being a receptionist, or flip burgers the need to do our best is a must. Think about this for a minute. If we allow ourselves to stay at status quo then we will begin to have a poor attitude. With a poor attitude comes the emotions of being worthless, and feeling angry, sad, disappointed, and disgruntled.

Leaders or managers, if you continue to accept status quo then you will get slop. Sloppy is as sloppy does. Why not make your staff, your organization aware that you prefer that everyone no matter what task they are doing needs to put forth their personal best. This task will not be easy, for you will need to spend some time teaching and developing an understanding of personal best.

Staff of many organizations may believe that only athletes need to be concerned about personal best. That is so not true. Personal best is a way of making our lives better, striving to become a better person, worker, friend, neighbor, or husband/wife. Becoming better will lead to reaching out to your dreams, and making them come to fruition.

Look at Suze Orman. She was a woman who made very little as a waitress, and then she borrowed money to open her own restaurant. Well, she lost everything. She could have said, "Hey, Somebody dumped on me, and I'm not worth it so I'll just go back to waitressing." But no, she didn't. She made a decicision to become better at finances. She learned about the stock market, about the money process, and everything she could in the financial institutions. This learning and this striving to become better, and striving to become her personal best has led her to be the financial guru that she is today.

Some people tend to believe that if they get up, go to their job with no regards to time, output or energy then that is fine. They have an attitude of "Hey, no one will care, so why should I show up on time. I get my work done. What else do I need to do?" People who believe this need to ask themselves some very heavy questions. "Do I want to stay in this job? Do I want to be doing this very thing for the rest of my life? Can I still do this 10-15-20 years from now?" If not then what? Think these questions through carefully. What we do now will have a cause and effect relationship in the future. The future, your future depends on the answers to those questions. Ask

While you are working put forth your personal best. Get to work on time, look around and do one or two extra tasks. These tasks will show that you care about yourself, and about the work you produce. In everything you do all that you do promote your personal best. Any endeavor all endeavors could provide you a path of promotion.

Author's Bio: 

Carrie Fleharty by day is a mild mannered school librarian, but at night she's become a successful author. She is now a practicing Personal Life Coach. She enjoys helping people become successful in any endeavor that they feel is important to them. She enjoys and embraces change and sees it as a way to improve herself. She intends to keep improving her life, and keeps challenging herself to become a better person. She thoroughly enjoys expressing herself through the written word. And has written two books "Changes and Shifts: a Personal Journey" and "A Poet's Mind and Soul."

Her soul ignites through spiritual fire. She understands that the right spark can take a person to new meanings and new beginnings through a deeper sense of self. She is a seeker; she seeks Truth, the Devine, Spirituality, and Love. She believes that a spark will flame up to spread Truth. This Truth will be made known to all who seek.

After all "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." A Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson. Sometimes all it takes is a helping hand. I will be that helping hand in either personal, spiritual, health and wellness or being a mentor.