12 Ways To Be Your Best Today

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Encouragement

We wake up.

We get ready for our day.

We work. We study. We teach. We love. We nurture. We help. We embrace. We pray. We build relationships. We live.

We eat, sleep, and do it all over again.

We do much in a day, don’t we??

If you’re like me, you desire to be your best today and every day. But sometimes life takes over. Sometimes life gets a bit crazy. Sometimes being our best takes a back seat to survival and getting through the day.

No matter what you and I have going on, we can still accomplish being our best. Here are some simple and effective ways to do it.

12 Ways To Be Your Best Today

12 Ways To Be Your Best Today

1  –  Make another person feel important. Build another up and encourage others as you go about your day.

2  –  Do the right thing, even when it’s not easy. You’ll never have to second-guess yourself when you do.

3  –  Be honest. Always. Tell the truth, even when it’s not popular to do so.

4  –  Do your best. No one can do what you do. No one. When you do your best, you bless you and others, and glorify God.

5  –  Be polite. Use your manners. Be kind and courteous.

6  –  Live a life that’s real. Be transparent and authentic. Your real life matters, and your story impacts others.

7  –  Make every moment count. Live in the moment. We’ll never get to relive this moment again.

8  –  Put God first. When you do, everything else falls into place, and peace will fill your heart and your day.

9  –  Be a person of integrity. Do what you say you’re going to do. Live out your values and morals. You’ll never regret doing so.

10 – Laugh. Laughter is necessary to keep our hearts light. Laugh every day.

11 – Listen more than you speak. Be more about listening and learning about others than talking about yourself.

12 – Be you. God created you, you. No one can be you any better.

There are so many more!

Friend, what ways can you think of to be your best today? Would you share them below? What is one way you can grab a hold of and apply to your life this very day? I’d love to read about it.

Today I’m going to be me, the one and only me. (I invite you to be the one and only you, too!)





It’s a joy to link up with three of my Tuesday friends:  Holly for #TestimonyTuesday, Kelly for #RaRaLinkup and Crystal for #IntentionalTuesday.

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  1. Michele Morin

    Julie, this is wonderful. It strikes me, as I read, that so much of “being our best” or “following Christ” is about just plain doing the selfless and others-oriented thing that cuts across our selfish nature.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Great perspective, Michele. What a joyful attitude you continue to bring here. I so appreciate that! Bless you, friend.

  2. Mary Geisen

    Great ideas! Today I am going to practice being “present” when with others. Letting them know they are important in how I listen, my body language and way I treat them is a gift. Blessings on your week as we walk to the cross.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Mary. I need to keep this list in front of me daily. Blessings on your Easter!

  3. betsydecruz

    This is such a bright, encouraging post. I love your ideas for being our best, especially #1! Such practical wisdom here, all from the Word of God. Truly His ways are best!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Amen, Betsy. His ways are best. It’s a blessing to have you here. Thanks, friend!

  4. Tara

    Yes! Great list friend.

  5. Tiffany Parry

    I love every single one of these, Julie – but 6 and 8 really speak to my heart right now. Thank you for encouraging us to be the best version of us we can be. Blessings, friend.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Tiffany! Thanks, friend. It’s a joy to journey through this life with friends like you! Blessings!

  6. kristine

    Julie, I especially love number ONE! That’s so important, and helps keep our focus turned outward:) I love this list and will be sharing it today!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Kristine! Thank you. An outward focus is necessary for me. So glad you stopped over today!


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