Stop Giving 110 Percent to Be a Success
We hear people say this all the time – “I gave 110 percent.”
(It’s funny – if you watch them closely, you’ll see that, most of the time, most of the people who make this claim aren’t even close. But that’s not our point today.)
This is a phrase we’d like to see just go away. It sets false expectations.
You can’t do it. You can’t give 110 percent. It’s physically impossible.
If you believe you can, you’re wrong. So stop trying.
You’re not a slacker if you don’t give 110 percent. You won’t come up short if you don’t give 110 percent.
Can you pour 8.8 ounces of liquid in a cup with an 8 ounce capacity?
Of course not. By trying, you waste valuable energy and effort.
Your capacity is 100 percent. That’s the maximum, the most you can do.
So focus on giving 100 percent to everything you do. No more. No less.
Give 100 percent to your work. By the way, 100 percent still means going the extra mile, doing those things that most people don’t do.
Because most people don’t give 100 percent. To anything or anyone. Except possibly themselves.
So you’ll be a BIGG success at work if you just give 100 percent.
Give 100 percent to your relationships. It’s the only way they’ll work.
Some people think they can build a relationship by giving 51 percent. Or 80 percent.
It won’t work. If the relationship starts to grow, it will wither up and die if both parties only give 50 or 51 or even 80 percent.
You have to give 100 percent to any relationship if you want it to bud into something beautiful. And so does the other person.
Since you can’t control them, you can only focus on your 100 percent. If you don’t get 100 percent back, then you know they aren’t committed to building a relationship with you.
Give 100 percent to yourself. You have to. It’s a requirement if you want to be a BIGG success.
Yet most people neglect this one. They give their all at work. They give their all to others.
But they don’t have any energy left to give to themselves. Don’t make this mistake.
Make sure you give your mind, your body, and your spirit 100 percent everyday.
All you can do is all you can do. But all you can do is what you must do if you want to be a BIGG success!
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