Thursday, March 15, 2012

Being The Best You

Yesterday I read a quote and I just had to share it with you on the Mommy Delicious Facebook page. It read, "Be your best you."

I must admit that it took me awhile to get to this point where I'm comfortable and content in just being who I am. (Chalk it up to my quarter-life crisis, where I was trying to find my way after an unexpected pregnancy and a not-so-sweet relationship gone sour.) And it has taken me a little bit longer to be comfortable and content in openly showing others who I am. (Now I see that it's totally worth it.)

This post comes to you live from the west coast. I'm in San Jose, California hanging out at the eBay offices, and talking it up and having a good time with other bloggers in the eBay Parent Panel Ambassador Program. (More on that in a later post.)

Although we've been playing a lot, we've also been working a lot, and during one of our sessions yesterday, I was given a compliment about the work that I do in the blogosphere and on the Internet. At first, I was like, "Huh, me?!"

But then I sat back. And I just listened. And I took it all in by absorbing what the people were saying about me. That's when I realized just how important it is to embrace who you truly are and to be your best and realest self. Wholly and completely.

People are observing you and all the things that you do, even if it's from a distance. Every time you make a move, you're leaving another footprint in your legacy. Shouldn't it be the best and most accurate "you" possible?

I think so!

In a world where people can pull you in many different directions, it's not always easy to maintain your sense of self. But it's imperative. And once you've maintained yourself, upgrade. And maintain that upgraded self. And then upgrade again. And again. And again.

Until you're at your best.

Until you are the best you.

What's one thing you can do to start that process today?


  1. What a great true what you're saying. I guess for me, following my passion (writing) as been being the best me. It took awhile to be brave enough to take this path as I had a secure and predictable business job before this. But I'm glad I took this chance because I'm so much happier! - Bicultural Mama

  2. Love this post. I have been trying to live this on a regular basis for awhile now. It feels good to be your best and to challenge yourself to be even better. When you look back and see the's like whoa!

  3. Really great post, particularly in light of the recent plagiarism scandal that rocked the blogosphere. :( There's no better person to be than your SELF. Authenticity feels good, and that's what our readers love most about us.

    Enjoy your trip, can't wait to hear more upon your return!

  4. I say Amen to this! It takes a while sometimes but it is the one thing we will always be better at. No one can be a better me than me. I gat it on lock!. lol.

  5. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Come over to my blog and grab it!

  6. I completely agree. One of the best ways to be the best you is to stick with what works well for you and your passion. If we all do what we love we will definitely go the extra mile.

  7. I think the first step is holding ourselves responsible for ourselves. It's so easy to blame other people and situations for why we're not at our best instead of owning our faults. I think that by making a real effort to call ourself out on the bull, we'll see more improvement and then take more steps to reaching those upgrades.


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