I do want and strive to do my very best with every opportunity, but there is a line when doing my best isn’t necessarily reasonable. Figuring out where that line is is definitely a challenge, but it’s worth examining and figuring out when it’s questionable! If you’re not sure if you can handle something, sit down and really figure out to what extent you can or can’t do it. Maybe you need to compromise or negotiate what is being asked… maybe you actually can say “yes”… or maybe you really do have to pass altogether.
Sometimes you do have to give yourself a break and realize that you will do the best you can given the circumstances. When you start being consistent about doing your best when possible, the end results will be even better because you’re doing it in the right situations.
Have you ever felt pressured to do your best even if it didn’t feel possible? How have you learned to say no?