Many times we simply don’t have the energy to give “100%” each and every day. That is very normal and is called “life”. Things happen that many times we don’t control and cannot be planned. Many times we “can’t steer the ship”, we just simply hang on for the ride.
I have learned over the years that the secret to success isn’t always giving “110% each day”, but rather giving the “best you have to give on any given day!” We all have days where we are not running at maximum performance. The key is to acknowledge those days and still “produce” the maximum of what we have to give. As the old saying goes, “…the race is not always won by the swift, but rather those that simply keep on running…”
It is normally never enough just to do enough, except when enough is your best. Over time, the consistency of one’s effort, whether maximum or mediocre, will determine the level of success or failure. There is always a direct correlation between effort and success (or lack thereof).
Therefore, strive to give the best you have each day, regardless of what that energy level or focus might be. In the long run, you will reap the benefits of those efforts. As legendary basketball Coach John Wooden once said, “Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each and every day.”
That’s the bottomline…
“Change…Part Nature…Part Opportunity”