Just like putting our best foot forward we generally strive to have our best side placed forward, whether we’re in public or in private. However showing our best side is not necessarily the most efficient or effective way to achieve our goal of the moment. It could be detrimental to ourselves and others if we choose only to look try to look good and not to actively make an effort to attend to the task at hand. We’d better serve ourselves to pay attention to our goals rather than to how we may appear to others. Satisfaction in a well performed job of any kind should fill one with more pride than looking good while performing a mediocre or poor job, a job that could be crucial to you and others. There are times when looking your best is part of what is necessary for a particular project or task however performance and effort take a much higher place on the totem pole of evaluation. In general, how one looks is not a factor in anyone’s mind but one’s own. If it is a big enough factor then looking the best you can in a given circumstance can have a large impact on performance, but can never be the be-all and end-all. The crux of the matter is to be so involved in whatever it is one is attempting that one does not think about appearance at all; this will most likely improve all aspects of one’s life as well. For life can be much more enjoyable when one is involved in it, not looking at it. Could your best side be your most involved side?