Parenting on Purpose: Display Your Personal Best

In the past few days, we’ve been talking about the choice we have to ignore our circumstances and choose to be our best.  Today I would like to offer, Display Your Personal Best.  When things start to close in around us, the computer starts malfunctioning; financial obligations are piling up, things that need replacing are breaking, the kids are being difficult, your significant other is making demands.  You know the feeling when you wonder, what on earth is this?

I want to say, Display Your Personal Best.  If you can display your personal best despite your woes, burdens, and circumstances, you are of a higher frequency for that time in which you can hold on to a loftier attitude, a higher flying disc.  We can latch on to those low flying thoughts, the ones that are there anyway, just waiting for our attention.  The ones that as soon as we embrace them with a sigh, or good grief, or worse, then we’re attached to them, and they follow us around like a dark cloud.

Those difficult moments in which we need to be strong truly, only last for a while.  If we can be vital in them, then we will find that things will begin to open up for us.

Well, Rich, what do you mean?  Open up?  You don’t know my situation or my addiction; I’ve had it for years, my family has trouble with this.  No, choose to attach to a higher flying disc, a higher energy source by Displaying Your Personal Best.  Why not?  If people, who know you, see that you’re doing that, it will positively affect them as well.  The difference is in the person, not the picture, not the surroundings, not the woes; it is the person, the choice you have.  And that person is you, and you have an option to choose to be better than your current difficulties dictate.

It requires constant calibration, as I spoke about in the blog on 08/15/18.  We have to watch our attitude, that lousy attitude will sneak up on you, and you often won’t even notice it.  When you do, or when someone points it out to you, act immediately to adapt to be your personal best; you will be much happier, and so will those around you. When parents share stories from their lives, kids listen and remember.  You’ll see a big difference in them, you and your relationship.

When I was a kid, I read a sign about being your best that changed my life.  Read the post here, Always Be Your Best – Dr. Rich Patterson (

Mental Toughness has a post that is spot on about Achieving Your Personal Best, here Achieving Your Personal Best (mental


Yours for better parenting,