“If you are able to go the extra mile, you weren’t going the distance to begin with.”
One idea I’ve found to be widely accepted is the notion that you can give something a 110%, or go the extra mile. My thinking on this differs a bit, I believe that if you are able to give any more, you haven’t yet reached a 100%, nor walked the distance. Sayings like these, although the intent is to be motivating, are also accepting that you don’t have to give it your all as a rule. While not going full capacity on every task is probably wise, do you really want to live your life at half capacity, and when you do reach your full potential it is treated as a surprise that you were able to?
Personally, I don’t want to live as 50% of who I could be. Potentional, and capacity is a muscle, it can be trained and grow bigger. So if we constantly drift around 70% it won’t get much exercise, and grow any bigger.
“It’s about giving it your all as a rule, instead of as an exemption to it.”
This text isn’t about dissing the quotes you find motivating, or saying that you aren’t giving it your all. It’s about giving it all as a rule, instead of an exemption to it.
I believe that most people have gone through something in life that at the time seemed impossible, maybe you are living it now. Maybe you don’t even think you have any potential right now, but I want you to know that you do. You are reading this right now and that means you’re still here, you got through it, or at least are in the process of getting through it.
When you feel ready, you can start the process of letting go of what is holding you back, we need to stop surviving and start thriving. Live up to your potential, and exceed it by giving it your all every opportunity you get.
“Live up to your potential, and exceed it by giving it your all every oppurtunity you get.”