Day 3202: You’re only as good as your last _______.

“You’re only as good as your last …” is a phrase I’ve heard completed many different ways. For example:

Personally, I don’t think we’re only as good as our last anything. I think our goodness outlasts and is not exclusively dependent on our most recent activity or accomplishment. As I tell people in my therapy groups, we’re human beings, not human doings. If our sense of worth is irrevocably tied to the last thing we’ve done, we’re never free from self doubt and we never get a respite from constant exertions until we die.

With that in mind, I tweeted this yesterday;

If I’m only as good as my last photo …

… I’m also in trouble, although it does match up quite nicely with the last and good Daily Bitch Calendar:

I’m not only as good as my last blog post, even if the words and images are good.

This is not from Shane Filan’s last album …

… and this is not David Sanborn’s last record

… but they’re still good.

You’re not only as good as your last comment, but please consider leaving one below.

I’m not only as good as my last expression of gratitude, but thanks to all who help me blog day after day after day, including YOU!

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15 thoughts on “Day 3202: You’re only as good as your last _______.

  1. I agree with you! We are never only as good as our last anything. Even if it was the last thing we did.

    Your photos are so welcoming

  2. I agree wholeheartedly. “Good” is a relative term and we should never measure ourselves against the past:-)

  3. “First or last” are human inventions and notions, and can be reversed because they are relative to the observer.
    I prefer “as good as it gets” (even when it’s still relative to the observer).

  4. This is the logo of a shoemaker!

  5. The last works of artists aren’t necessarily their best, nor are their first works, but it’s what they accomplished overall that matters, and I think the same can be said for all of us. I do hope to accomplish something good before my own final curtain, though.

  6. you’re only as good as the time you last.

  7. You are every bit as good as your next day, Ann.

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