Good, better, best; never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best (Sterling Shepherd, “Shep,” former professional football player). 

This is one of many motivational statements “Shep” uses in challenging young people to live a positive life of value to themselves and their community. It has been said that the worst enemy of real progress is settling for good instead of pursuing the best. How much better would our communities be if we all sought to be and do our very best, instead of settling for less?

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).