Always Do Your Best, Remembering that Your Best will Change

This rule actually comes the book, The Four Agreements, in which the author reminds us that we should always do our best, remembering that our best will change from moment to moment, situation to situation.

This rule kind of wraps up all of the other rules because our best is all we can ever expect when it comes to anything in life—including following the 10 rules for living an I’mperfect Life.

Letting go of perfection is also recognizing that we need to lower our expectations of ourselves and others—even when we expect the best. Why? Because like it says above, our best is going to change!


We can’t expect ourselves (or others) to perform or respond to anything consistently—forever.

If we are sick, stressed, distracted, hungry, tired, busy, happy, sad, angry, whatever…our best is going to vary.

We must be kind to ourselves, and give credit where credit is due without comparing ourselves to “last time” or “most of the time” or “other times” or…other people. We can only ever DO our best in any situation, so to expect anything else is expecting failure.

Life is a constant evolution full of peaks and valleys, ebbs and flows. We must remember that sometimes things (food choices, exercise habits, losing our temper, etc.) will be easier to manage than others. This is why our best is what should be expected based on the circumstances.

And here’s the kicker…sometimes you won’t actually do your best, and you’ll know it, but even then you must know that forgiveness is key. That’s when you go back to rule number one for living your best, happy, healthy, I’mperfect Life.

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