What's it mean for me to be my best? I don't think it means always being #1 or first. I think it's a combination of things that all lead to and support being happy. Sometimes it's knowing that I've done the right thing, given my best effort and considered the feelings of others before my own.
As this article indicates, it can even include making mistakes....IF there's a lesson learned. Communication, nurturing relationships, listening, knowing how to work with others, prioritizing goals, challenging yourself and learning how to deal with stress are all keys being my best me...at work and in my personal life.
We all want to be thought of as good employees, but if we really want to fulfill our career aspirations, then we need to push ourselves to be the best that we can be!