Last Updated on December 18, 2020
We all want to do our best, but sometimes fears, habits, worries, and issues arise that keep us from doing it. These affirmations will help motivate you to do your best in all situations and develop the right habits and mindset that allows you to do that.
1. I Am Capable Of Doing My Best Even When Life Is Tough
How do you do the best you can when you feel at your worst? You just take some sort of action.
- If you are a writer, you write.
- If you are a dancer, you dance.
- If you work at a job you hate, you still do the job the best you can.
- If you have to meet up with people you don’t like, you still do your best at being sociable and polite.
- If you lost your job, you still do your best at finding another one and staying positive in the meantime.
When life is tough, you are still capable of taking action and doing your best. You can ALWAYS do the best you can, even if you are not at the top of your game.
In other words, if life is feeling tough right now, you may not be able to control what’s going on. But you are capable of doing the best you can despite what is going on.
2. I Am Inspiring When I Do My Best
This affirmation will help you do the best you can when you know other people are taking noticing of what you are doing.
When you do your best, you are an inspiration to the people around you.
I’m sure you can think of people in your life who does their best and inspires you in some way.
I know a guy who does his best no matter what happens in his life. Through a negative medical diagnosis, job losses, family issues, and more, he always keeps going with his best foot forward, and it’s inspiring as heck… to say the least.
Who will you inspire if you do the best you can? Your friend, coworkers, parents, kids, siblings, or a complete stranger on the street can all be inspired by you doing your best.
3. My Best Gets Better When I Do My Best
When you actively do your best at something, you can’t help but get better. You learn, grow, and practice – and all of those things help you improve your best.
For instance, if you a runner, you have a best time for running a certain distance. With practice, you will improve that time repeatedly.
I remember when I first started typing in college. My words per minute test was very low and full of errors. I never let that get me down. I wanted to type as a profession, so I did my best over and over again. Fast forward 15 years or so and my words per minute has improved drastically with very few errors.
By affirming to yourself that your best gets better when you do your best, you will remind yourself that you are working towards growth and improvement and better things, which will help you give it your all – no matter what you are doing.
4. I Do My Best When No One Is Looking
It’s true that you can inspire people when you do your best, but it’s important to do the best you can even when no one is looking. Why? Because that instills the character traits that ensures you truly do everything you can to get the most out of your efforts.
If you are willing to do the best you can when no one is looking, then you are willing to go after your goals and dreams despite what is happening around you and who is cheering you on or hoping for you to fail.
5. I Prepare Myself To Do My Best
You can do your best without knowing exactly what you are doing, or you can do your best by preparing yourself and having some important information to guide you on what is best to do.
For instance, if you are going to give a lecture, you can go in and simply do the best you can. But, if you research your audience, research your topic, create bullet points on what you most want to cover, and practice your lecture, your best is obviously going to be better than if you just go in and give it your best shot.
You can always prepare yourself in life. We have so much information at the tips of our fingers that it’s easy to research and educate ourselves as we move forward.
For instance, if you want to be a better student, you can prepare yourself to be the best student you can be. You can plan out how much time you will spend studying, what you will study, and develop a study strategy that helps you do your best each day.
Even when it comes to living your best life, you can prepare yourself. Yes, you can just do your best as you go along. Or you can get clear on your life vision and goals in life and then you can do the research that helps you see what steps you need to take to achieve that life vision and those goals. Then you can create a plan that helps you take action on what you have learned. And all of this helps you do your best when it comes to living your best life.
You can also prepare yourself mentally to do the best you can. For instance, if you are going into a family situation that is often stressful for you, you can prepare yourself with the right self-talk and affirmations to go into the situation and handle it with as much grace as possible. You may prepare yourself to practice empathy or patience before you go to the family gathering.
In short, whether it’s a date, work opportunity, or stressful social situation, you can prepare yourself in many different ways to do as well as possible.
6. I Always Do My Best
This is a good affirmation to practice at all times.
Sometimes your best is not very good, but that’s OK. Sometimes we feel like crap and have been beaten down and can’t pull out a lot of awesomeness, and that’s just a part of life. It happens to all of us.
But, if we take a deep breath and always do our best – whatever that looks like – we will at least feel like we tried, and that helps us move into a better space and frame of mind.
7. Doing My Best Is More Important Than Being The Best
Sometimes we confuse doing our best with being the best, and it can be upsetting when we are not number one at whatever we are doing.
But it’s important not to compare yourself to other people or put your value in relation to other people.
You are unique. You are at different levels of learning and growth and talent that other people. You have a different way of doing things. That’s just the way it is.
You should not be striving to be the best in life. You should be striving to do your best. That’s what’s going to make you feel proud and fulfilled in life. That’s what’s going to keep stress at bay.
8. My Past Doesn’t Dictate My Future
Sometimes we get stuck holding onto our failures and other things that we wish wouldn’t have happened, which can keep us from doing our best going forward.
For instance, some people think, “Why try looking for love? I always fail at it!” This type of thinking keeps them from doing their best at finding someone to love in their life.
Your past doesn’t dictate your future.
Just because your best efforts didn’t work out in your favor in the past doesn’t mean they won’t now.
As long as you are trying your best, then successes will come. You will become better, smarter, stronger, more confident, and more capable, which will help you have more wins and successes as you go forward.
Always remember that failure is the only step up to success. Once you fail, you learn what doesn’t work and you can use that information going forward to do your best.
9. The Worst Can’t Happen When I Do My Best
This affirmation can help motivate you to do the best you can even when bad things are happening. It doesn’t mean that bad things can’t happen, it just means they won’t be as bad as if you weren’t doing all that you can to make the best of it.
For instance, let’s say your partner leaves you, you can choose to do your best to keep going despite what his or her choices are. Why? It will keep you from dropping into a pit of despair that’s going to be hard to pull yourself out of later.
Doing the best you can in the face of adversity can help you do better than you would if you were to give up, not try, or do your worst.
10. I Focus On Doing The Things That Matter Most
It’s very important to always do the best you can, but it’s also important to know where to put your efforts so that you can be your best and get the best results.
This is why something like the Lifebook challenge is so important to take. It helps you get clear on who you are, what you want, and where you should be putting your effort.
Then you can do your best every day according to the plan you have laid out for yourself. That’s going to help you move further and further into the life that makes you happiest.