When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

There will be a time in everyone’s life when you just aren’t appreciated. Whether it’s the effort you’re putting in at home, with your friends or family, or at work – sometimes your best isn’t good enough.

And generally speaking, your best is good enough. Trying your best and failing is nothing to be ashamed of. Trying your best and only getting recognition for the things that went wrong isn’t your fault. Your best is good enough – it’s just not good enough for the people who don’t truly appreciate you.

Which puts things into perspective – why are you putting all this time and energy into people who will never see how great you are? You cleaned the whole house, but you forgot to take the trash out. You made it to 5 different birthday parties this year, but you double booked yourself for the 6th one. You put together a presentation that wowed everyone, but there was a typo in the 12th paragraph.

When people notice the tiny bad things over the huge good things, they’re not your people. They’re never going to understand you and help you get you to where you need to be when you’re unable to be at your best.

It’s frustrating and it’s unfair, but people don’t really owe anything to us. We owe it to ourselves to know our worth.

12 thoughts on “When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

  1. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ amazing! Especially that very last sentence, totally spot on! And hey, nobody’s perfect! Maybe those people don’t even mean to underappreciate you, like you say, nobody owes us anything but we owe it to ourselves to know our worth and continue to be our best selves and be a lot kinder to ourselves, and the world around us too! Thanks for sharing hun ❀️

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  2. Luvly! Liked reading ur write up… Dis is so true and i totally agree tht some people do not realize ur worth even if you sacrifice a lot of your precious time for them, or may be they never treated you the way you thought u deserve. Also I have notices there are so many people around us who appreciate us twice as much as the person we expect to do and yet dnt feel elated…

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  3. If feel this way when it comes to finding a job or making friends. I have up on trying hard to make friends. I just moved recently and it’s easier to make friends where I currently live. Now I just need to find a job. It’s just hard when you try and try and you fail and it’s not good enough. I’m not much of a people pleaser but it’s hard when you’re being yourself and no one ever appreciates it.

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    1. I totally feel you. It can be extremely frustrating to try so hard and still not be able to get people to see the best in you. I’d like to say we have to keep trusting ourselves and trying, don’t let the frustration get to you. But it’s not easy


      1. Thank you for understanding. I hope I get a job someday because my parents are both retired and I can’t rely on them anymore. I’m old enough to support myself.

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  4. So well said ! It’s not about what someone else thinks about your efforts , it’s about how much you are satisfied regarding the efforts you made. Give your best ,the rest gets taken care automatically!πŸ’«

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  5. This is a really valuable lesson for everyone to know. Very well said. If you are doing your best and putting in effort and someone is still not happy with what you’re putting out, then it’s them, not you.

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