Good, Better, and Best

He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell, 17th century British political leader)

To say that “Good is not enough” sounds strange, doesn’t it? After all, we always emphasize the importance of being and doing good. Another author wrote, “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.” If good is good, then better is better, and best is really best. Do good, of course, but always strive to improve and do the very best you can.

I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others . . . (1 Corinthians 10:33)