I like to take some time on Sundays and reflect on my week. This week the biggest thing on my mind was one little word, EFFORT.
By definition effort is “a vigorous or determined attempt…strenuous physical or mental exertion”. You see, it doesn't matter if you are short or tall, bulky or twiggy, chiseled like a rock, or not. Because you will always have YOUR effort. Yes, others may be stronger, they may be faster, but something you will always be on the same level (if not higher) with is your effort. No-one can give more than 100%. Now this isn’t to say I am not impressed when I see people lifting hundreds of pounds or squat holding for several minutes- damn right I’m impressed! But don’t be fooled, they didn’t get there by only giving 50% effort.
The weight doesn’t matter, your speed does not matter. It is your effort that matters. Do you give it 50%, 80%, or 100%!? What matters is your ability to move, lift, and enjoy life the way you want to, giving your best shot. We all look different. Even athletes with similar abilities look different. We all operate differently. The optimal for me is certainly not the optimal for you.
The goal here is to be able to complete the work you want. And know that at the end of the day the only thing you should be concerned about is your effort. If you gave it your all, then you should be rest assured, you have won! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory” -Gandhi
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