I’m not doing my best and neither are you. Because we’re not optimised algorithms, we’re people.*
In [myth] the line between the barely conceivable and the flatly impossible has not yet been drawn with any sharpness.**
It’s hard to know if this is our best. We don’t know how much further we can take this, how far we can take ourselves.
What we often do know is that we can do better than we have just done and this opens up the future possibilities in an incredible way, because when we say kindly tell ourselves we can do better and try again, we find we can.
One thing we’ll have discovered on the way is that we need others to help us do better.
If we refuse others, we refuse ourselves.
(*From Seth Godin’s blog: Everyone is doing their best.)
(**From Johan Huizinga’s Homo Ludens.)