ANNA PENG

The Most You Can Do Is All You Can Do

The most you can do is all you can do.

Like pushups. If you can only do 3 good ones, there’s no use in doing 30 in bad form.

Or projects. If the deadline is in an hour, then the hour is all you have.

Can you make a 5 star meal with only 2 ingredients?

The most you can do is all you can do.


Of course things could have been different only if, but it wasn’t and thats why we can’t sit on the should have’s.

The alternative is to bump the ceiling for the most you can do. Build up muscle strength, negotiate for an extension, buy more ingredients. How might it be possible to do more? And if you could, would it be worth it?

Because if the most you can do is all that you can do, then finding our limitations that can be stretched might be a good use of our time.


Disruptive Forces

Like the schedule reminder you completely forgot about.

Or the email that took way longer to write than you initially thought.

Or a family member interrupting your Zoom meeting.

Disruptions happen, so it’s okay to feel as if you’ve been thrown off as that’s what disruptions are supposed to do.


Opening Doors

It’s always a kind gesture to hold the door open for the person behind us. It’s not something we really think about, but more of an automatic behaviour that says, “I’m acknowledging your presence. Here you go.”

That acknowledgement is at times all it takes for somebody to feel welcome in a group Zoom meeting. Or the key for good customer experience when ordering food at a restaurant. Or the thing that makes or breaks a well-communicated email to your boss.

Being noticed and getting seen by the people we want to be seen by is huge, and it’s the simple act of acknowledgement.

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