“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.
… 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!