Feb. 10, 2022

EP169 - Do Your Best Until You Can Do Better

EP169 - Do Your Best Until You Can Do Better

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am overjoyed that we're here together again today. Thankful Thursday, special shout out to Sasha, who bought me some coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MojoKemp Thank you so much Sasha, it feels so great, the love, the support. Ladies Day, Maya Angelou joins to show today and Maya says, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:12.150 --> 00:00:18.949 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to a moment with mojes. Thank you 2 00:00:19.309 --> 00:00:26.460 so much for downloading the show. I am overjoyed that we're here together again 3 00:00:26.539 --> 00:00:33.460 today. Thankful Thursday. Special shout out to Sasha, who bought me some 4 00:00:33.740 --> 00:00:39.609 copies. That buy me a copycom thank you so much, Sasha. It 5 00:00:39.810 --> 00:00:46.810 feels so great the love, the support. Ladies Day, Maya Angelo joins 6 00:00:46.890 --> 00:00:53.560 the show today and Maya says do the best you can until you know better. 7 00:00:54.520 --> 00:00:59.200 Then, when you know better, do better. This is such a 8 00:01:00.159 --> 00:01:04.030 powerful quote. This reminds me of a time when I went to an open 9 00:01:04.310 --> 00:01:11.909 jam with Chris. He said to me this guitar player that I really admires 10 00:01:11.069 --> 00:01:17.069 going to be there and you should come, and the other guitar player happened 11 00:01:17.109 --> 00:01:22.500 to be down alder, who's a World Class fingerstyle guitar player, and you 12 00:01:22.579 --> 00:01:26.980 guys know how I feel about Chris already. So there we are and dawn 13 00:01:26.219 --> 00:01:32.260 plays and then Chris plays and then the host looks out over the crowd and 14 00:01:32.340 --> 00:01:36.769 says, okay, who wants to come up now? I feel kind of 15 00:01:36.930 --> 00:01:44.090 that way trying to follow up this quote. So many different ways to apply 16 00:01:44.370 --> 00:01:51.120 this in our lives. Afraid to start your journey, always feeling like you're 17 00:01:51.640 --> 00:01:57.959 one more course or or one more book away from being ready. This quote 18 00:01:57.000 --> 00:02:04.310 says don't be afraid, try your best, learn as you go and pivot 19 00:02:04.629 --> 00:02:13.550 when you need to. This quote is a message of forgiveness, a message 20 00:02:13.590 --> 00:02:22.460 of forgiveness to ourselves. There are those mistakes that we've made that were made 21 00:02:22.620 --> 00:02:32.689 due to inexperience or ignorance. When I look back over the last thirty is 22 00:02:32.770 --> 00:02:38.569 years in my life, there are a couple of cringe worthy moments there. 23 00:02:39.129 --> 00:02:46.560 Thankfully not many, but there are one or two that I would definitely do 24 00:02:46.879 --> 00:02:53.240 different now. But that's the whole point of this quote. I know things 25 00:02:53.400 --> 00:02:59.110 better now in my fifties than I did in my twenties and thirties. So 26 00:02:59.870 --> 00:03:04.550 I know better now, I do better now, and I'm sure that you 27 00:03:04.830 --> 00:03:08.750 do too. We've all had those kind of moments. We have to forgive 28 00:03:08.870 --> 00:03:15.539 ourselves for those things that we can't change and let's use that energy to grow 29 00:03:15.259 --> 00:03:22.860 and move forward, not to be stuck by past mistakes. And finally, 30 00:03:23.219 --> 00:03:29.930 and of course, there's many other things, but this quote is a call 31 00:03:30.050 --> 00:03:37.650 to action. It's one thing to know better, it's something else entirely to 32 00:03:37.810 --> 00:03:43.639 do better. On a small scale, I know I need to do better 33 00:03:43.879 --> 00:03:51.360 on my dietary decisions, but just because I know that doesn't always thought me 34 00:03:51.639 --> 00:03:57.590 from buying the doughnut with the copy. On a larger scale, though, 35 00:03:58.310 --> 00:04:04.990 sometimes doing better means we have to face scary or in comfortable choices. We 36 00:04:05.110 --> 00:04:13.139 talked about it last week. Courage over comfort, love over beer my breath. 37 00:04:14.580 --> 00:04:21.259 Just do your best until you can do better, carbe momentum. I'll 38 00:04:21.339 --> 00:04:23.339 talk to you tomorrow.