Breaking Down Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Quote About Ultimate Efficiency

“There is always a best way of doing everything.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


What is it about a quote that makes it so compelling? This simple statement captured by Emerson provides a logical reason for something which can be very difficult to achieve, without a solid foundation…

If there is indeed always a best way of doing everything, how do we go about discovering the “best way?” We discover the best way by trying our best… We may not initially know the best way, but with so many resources available at our disposal today, we can evaluate several different options and then choose the “best” one available to us at the present moment in time keeping our passions and purpose very close in mind.

How was Thomas Edison able to discover the best way to create an incandescent light bulb? The simple answer is he found thousands of ways that were not the best way… If we are willing to try different approaches and keep our minds open to all of the available options, eventually we will discover the best way for the present circumstance. In other words, ever evolving, constantly improving, making room for the next “best way” and being patient with your progress along the journey. As a collective species, we are still figuring out the best ways to create a better more efficient world, like Edison was all those years ago.

Sometimes the best way is only slightly different than what the best way was the day before because timing is also a critical aspect. It is the evolution of ideas and the understanding that our world is in perpetual motion, movement, and advancement, which allows us to individually do our best in any given situation or circumstance. Our willingness and openness to evaluate new information and ideas is what gives us the opportunity to do our best work.

Collectively, we rely on one another and the sharing of ideas and information to discover the next best way of doing things. The best practices of today only provide a bridge to the most elite practices of tomorrow. The cycle repeats itself with each new day and once again gives us the opportunity to do our best because: “There is ALWAYS a “Best” way of doing everything!


Author: Bobby Kountz

Bobby Kountz is a former Oncology Nurse, a seasoned Oncology Sales Professional, and Personal Development Enthusiast. He is also an Inspirational Writer, Professional Speaker, Personal Development and Career Transition Coach, Dedicated Community Volunteer, Social Equality Activist, Mental Health Activist, and Loving Father and Husband.


 

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