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Be The Best Version Of You

Find words of encouragement in these inspiring poems to be the best version of you! With determination, a bit of imagination and enthusiasm you can go further than the smartest person. You see it is not just knowledge that moves people forward, it is your attitude, your enthusiasm that can take you far.

How you look at the challenges facing you will determine whether you will be successful or not. When you have determination you will find a way around any obstacle or roadblock put in front of you.

Your imagination allows you to see what you can be, where you can go. Using your imagination set your goals for what you want. And then with your determination start taking the action steps required to reach those goals, one step at a time.

And by taking one step at a time, with enthusiasm you will find yourself being the best version of yourself! Let these poems inspire you to be the best version of YOU!

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  1. The Best He Can
    Poet: Unknown

    It is not always the doing well
    That measures the fame of a man;
    The hero is he, who the world can see
    Is doing the best he can.



  2. Be The Best of Whatever You Are
    Poet: Douglas Malloch

    If you can't be a pine on top of the hill
    Be a scrub in the valley - but be
    The best little scrub at the side of the rill.
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

    If you can't be a bush be a bit of grass
    Some highway to happier make.
    If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass,
    But the liveliest bass in the lake.

    We can't all be captains, we've got to have crew,
    There's something for all of us here.
    There's big work to do and there's lesser work too
    And the task we must do is near.

    If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail.
    If you can't be the sun be a star.
    It isn't by size that you win or you fail.
    Be the best of whatever you are.


    A Poem of Encouragement About Being Your Best


  3. Imagination and Enthusiasm
    Poet: W. C. Thurston


    Take imagination and enthusiasm,
    And hitch the two together,
    Then fix your gaze on the farthest star
    And forget about the weather.

    Take a pound of pluck and energy a
    And mix with an ounce of thrift,
    Then forward-march to the heights ahead,
    And don’t be begging a lift.

    Pick out the hill you want to climb
    And fix your gaze on the peak,
    Then blaze your way to the very top,
    The bottom is reserved for the weak.

    Imagination and enthusiasm;
    Mark you! this matchless team,
    Is yours to harness and drive to the goal,
    Of all your heart has dreamed.

    Imagination and enthusiasm;
    Oh man! if you are wise,
    You’ll give ’em the rein,
    Then fix your gaze
    On the brightest star in the skies



  4. Do Right
    Poet: Unknown


    I love to do right,
    And I love the truth;
    And I'll always love them,
    While in my youth.

    And when I grow old,
    And when I grow gray,
    I will love them still,
    Depart who may.



  5. Hold Up Your Head
    Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch


    You were not made for failure but success;
    Not born for sorrow but for happiness.
    Keep this in mind through all life's storms and stress.
    Hold up your head.

    You were not born a slave but free as air,
    In all the beauty of the world you share,
    Now banish fear and brush away dull care.
    Hold up your head.

    The heroes of the world are true kin.
    You, too, have greatness buried deep within.
    Give it a chance; no fight too hard to win.
    Hold up your head.

    Remember this great world has need of you,
    Has need of all the work that you can do;
    And of your visions and your ideals too.
    Hold up your head.

    Hark to the drums of life! They throb and roll;
    Inspire with courage the responsive soul.
    March on, you're bound to reach your goal.
    Hold up your head.



  6. Just Remember
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


    Don't compare yourself to others
    Don't wish that you were your brother.
    Don't be jealous of others success,
    Just remember to do your best.

    You are given gifts to use
    You have to decide, you have to choose
    Do make your life a contest,
    Just remember to do your best.

    Set your goals and take the action
    Set them according to your passion.
    As you move step by step,
    Just remember to do your best.

    When you look back at the years that have passed
    You will be amazed how time is so fast
    You will realize you passed life's test
    As you lived your life by doing your best!



  7. Determination
    By Ethel L. Preble

    Determination! Thou fore-runner of Success;
    Thou life-breath of all great desire;
    Thou art a power that few possess:
    Thou art the spark which makes the fire!
    The tenacious beach-grass, thou,
    Which binds the shifting sands of idle thought,
    And, — with that force which makes men bow —
    Lo! In them a miracle is wrought!



  8. Doing And Being
    Poet: William Davies

    Think not alone to do right, and fulfill
    Life's due perfection by the simple worth
    Of lawful actions called by justice forth,
    And thus condone a world confused with ill!
    But fix the high condition of thy will
    To be right, that its good's spontaneous birth
    May spread like flowers springing from the earth

    On which the natural dews of heaven distill;
    For these require no honors, take no care
    For gratitude from men--but more are blessed
    In the sweet ignorance that they are fair;
    And through their proper functions live and rest,
    Breathing their fragrance out with joyous air,
    Content with praise of bettering what is best.



  9. The Best We Can
    Poet: Eben E. Rexford

    When things don't go to suit us,
    Why should we fold our hands,
    And say, "No use in trying;
    Fate baffles all our plans"?
    Let not your courage falter,
    Keep faith in God and man,
    And to this thought be steadfast:
    "I'll do the best I can."

    If clouds blot out the sunshine
    Along the way you tread,
    Don't grieve in hopeless fashion
    And sigh for brightness fled.
    Beyond the clouds the sunlight
    Shines in the eternal plan;
    Trust that the way will brighten,
    And do the best you can.

    Away with vain repinings;
    Sing songs of hope and cheer,
    Till many a weary comrade
    Grows strong of heart to hear.
    He who sings over trouble
    Is aye the wisest man;
    He can't help what has happened,
    But — does the best he can.

    So if things won't go to suit us,
    Let's never fume and fret,
    For finding fault with fortune
    Ne'er mended matters yet.
    Make the best of whate'er happens,
    Bear failure like a man,
    And in good or evil fortune
    Do just the best you can.

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We hope these poems encourage you to be the best of version you. Let the words be your morning motivation to start your day on a positive note! You choose what version you will be each and every day  Share these words with someone who needs some encouragement.


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