“Don’t spare any effort. People always hold back something when they make any kind of effort. When you hold something back, no matter what you are doing, your effort never amounts to anything. You are holding back when you say ‘It’s no good,’ or ‘I can’t do it.’”
~ Sodo Yokoyama
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Always do your best. It’s one of the Four Agreements in Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” – a wonderful book written in such a way that anyone can easily comprehend its message, that lays out four basic agreements we can make with ourselves to change our habits and ways of living and find peace, freedom, and happiness.
A lot of people are afraid of giving their all because they’re afraid it still won’t be good enough. But giving your all doesn’t mean being perfect; it means you’re doing your very best, which is the most anyone can ever do.
Living our lives committed to this agreement puts us in the position to get the very most out of everything we do and set our minds to. You never know what you can accomplish until you try. And even if you do come up short, you haven’t failed. Failure doesn’t happen until you’ve given up on trying; until then, you just haven’t figured out how to make it work yet!