When it comes to effort, 100% is IT…. it is the gold standard…. perfect… perfection… totally and completely spent…. nothing more to give…. everything…
Sorry, but there is no such thing as “giving 110%“
The whole concept behind the phrase, the concept that drives this blog, You Can Do More!, is that most of us don’t approach giving 100%. When things get tough, physically or mentally, our brain goes into survival mode and we start shutting down and slowing down. It is our job as coaches to get our athletes (and ourselves!) to ignore that lying brain and start inching closer to that magic 100% mark.
“Gentlemen, we’re going to relentlessly chase perfection knowing full well we will not catch it, because perfection is not attainable. But we are going to relentlessly chase it because, in the process, we will catch excellence”
Chase perfection… chase 100%… inch closer to it by doing more… even a little bit more… achieve excellence!
Thanks to former players Jake Wingo (@JakeWingo) and Trevor McKie (@tbmckie01) for the inspiration behind today’s post!
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