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Are You Doing Your Personal Best?

I'm one of the millions of people watching the Olympics every night. I am so inspired by those that are doing their personal best, although I wish the network commentators would find some different words to describe those athletes who are competing.

I'm reminded that it's important to do your personal best regardless of the task. Case in point. Yesterday we went bowling with some friends whose young daughter was having a difficult time dealing with the fact that others were performing better than she was. I pulled her aside and asked her if she was doing her personal best. She nodded. I wish that was the end of the story. I'm embarrassed to admit that she wound up beating my score on her second string. No more pep talks for her!

Those of you who are in job search mode are out there everyday performing. Are you giving it your all or are you merely going through the motions? If you are fortunate enough to have a job, how well are you performing? Are you on automatic pilot? Or are you willing to push yourself harder to achieve your personal best?

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