28 Powerful Quotes About Trying Your Best

This collection of quotes about trying your best is a great way to rejuvenate yourself or others who are currently facing an obstacle or challenge in life.

Trying your best‘ is making sure that you’ve turned up and you’ve done something as well as you possibly can. You’ve pushed yourself to your maximum talent and ability – at your current stage, because with a growth mindset we of course always believe in the power of growth!

There is no room for excuses or victim mentality. You either tried your very best or you didn’t. It’s an innate feeling, you will just know.

There’s a certain peace and calmness to knowing you tried your very best. If your result was what you wanted, then of course you will be satisfied, however, what happens when the result you got was not the optimal outcome? If you honestly feel like you did your very best, there was nothing left in your ‘tank’ at that time and therefore you can’t be hard on yourself. You regroup and try harder next time.

The following quotes are inspiring as they place the power and control back on the individual to try their very best. We hope you enjoy them and find them encouraging.

Quotes About Trying Your Best


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou


“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.” Lou Holtz


“Do the best you can, with what you can, while you can, and success in inevitable.” Steve Maraboli


“In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it.” Alan Kulwicki


“As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.” John Wooden


“Believe in the best … have a goal for the best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best.” Henry Ford


“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.” W. Edwards Deming


“If you water your dreams with excellence, success will grow.”Matshona Dhliwayo


“Do the best you can. If it still doesn’t work out, at least you will have the peace of mind knowing you tried.” Akiroq Brost


“At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough.” Germany Kent


“Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.” Bob Cousy


“Make doing your best a habit, and you’ll never know not doing your best.” Carew Papritz


“I sometimes fell short of being the best, but I never fell short of giving it my best.” William McRaven


“Do your best and keep learning – that is what I believe in.” Suriya


“Perfection is impossible; just strive to do your best.” Angela Watson


“God has already equipped you with the skills you need to achieve your dreams. If you just try, work hard, take control of your destiny, remain true to yourself and believe it is possible, you will have unlimited power to achieve the impossible.” Germany Kent


“Go out there and try to be good. If you go out there and try to be good, you’ve got a chance to be great.” Preet Bharara


“It’s not enough to just do your best. You must continue to improve your best.” Kenneth Wayne Wood


“Your choices and efforts, be they small or grand, mould and define who you are. Poor choices and minimal effort will result in the poorest version of you. Mediocre choices combined with doing just-enough-to-get-by will create a mediocre you. To be the best version of yourself, to reach your greater potential, make the very best choices possible. Put forth your highest efforts in everything. Be intentionally productive with the time you have. Work to do your best!” Richelle E. Goodrich


“Live in a way that allows you to sleep peacefully at night. Be fair, to yourself and others.” Akiroq Brost


When You’re Trying Your Best Quotes


“Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner


“To do your best work, you have to enjoy what you do and the people around you.” Baiju Bhatt


“Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring… the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up... I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that.” John Cena


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Your best will never be good enough, to the ones constantly searching for your flaws. But for you to be the best, you need to ignore your flaws and do what is the best.” Gift Gugu Mona


“You have to first do your best before you expect God to do the rest for you.” Edmond Mbiaka


“The world can never be fixed; it was always broken, just in a different way. All we can do is our best with what we’ve got. Try to make it the best world it can be. Approach life from hope, not fear.” Joe Henderson


“When there is not enough time to do your best, do the best you can with the time you have.” Richelle E. Goodrich


How to Try Your Best

Not convinced that you’ve tried your best? This little tips may help:

  • Be happy with your progress and celebrate the small victories along the way.
  • Take time to reflect on what you have learned from trying and failing, for example: What did I do well? Where could I improve next time?
  • Find someone who will support you in your endeavors and be trustworthy of their feedback – a mentor or coach can help point out strengths as well as weaknesses.
  • Keep at it! Trying is never easy but if you keep putting in effort there will come a day when things start going more smoothly.

Trying your best can be really difficult. Sometimes, you will fail and it is okay to accept that. However, not trying at all is never an option.

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