110% is for idiots

I can’t abide the term overachiever, It’s not possible for people to rise above their level of competency. We are all in some way under achievers to varying degree.

Have you ever been told to give 110% effort? It’s a common phrase used in motivational speeches and self-help books, but the truth is, it’s a ridiculous notion.

Think about it for a second. If you were asked to give 110% effort, what would that even mean? How is it possible to give more than everything you’ve got? It’s like asking a cup to overflow when it’s already full.

The problem with the idea of giving 110% effort is that it sets an unrealistic standard for ourselves and others. We start to believe that if we’re not giving 110%, we’re not doing enough, and that’s simply not true.

Instead of focusing on giving an impossible 110%, let’s focus on giving our all. Let’s focus on doing our best with what we have and striving for improvement. It’s okay to make mistakes and have off days. It’s okay to not always be at 100%. What’s important is that we keep trying and pushing ourselves to be better.

The concept of 110% effort can be harmful because it can lead to burnout and exhaustion. If we’re constantly striving for more than we can give, we’ll eventually hit a wall and crash. It’s important to take breaks, rest, and recharge our batteries so that we can come back stronger and better prepared to tackle the challenges ahead.

So, let’s ditch the idea of 110% effort and focus on doing our best. Let’s celebrate our accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem, and keep moving forward. Remember, progress is better than perfection, and giving our all is more than enough.

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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