“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
A pretty classic quotation. I like this one because:
It is freeing
It’s not telling me to do something I can’t do. It doesn’t encourage me to beat myself up for not achieving the impossible.
It is challenging
It’s not telling me to do something I can’t do. There are no excuses here, there’s no room for prevarication. Either I am doing what I can in the circumstances I’m in … or I’m not.
What does it say to you / make you think of?