The secret to working out effectively? Give at least 45% of your effort and energy to the cause.
The secret to working out with the best results possible? You’ve got to give 100%.
I know, 100% sucks. Trust me, I know. I hate giving all of myself to any cause, least of all my own. I tend to believe in divide and conquer on all fronts. But if you want conviction when you run, if you want to master the bike ride, if you want to look like a badass, if you want to be the top of your game (whether you game is the tri, the marathon, soccer, basket weaving, writing, photography, or something else) then it’s 100%. It’s all, or it really might as well be nothing.
That’s why they always tell you it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. It’s not trying, it’s doing or not doing. If you want results, if you want the best, if you lust for lucrative experiences and for the world at your fingertips, it’s all about everything you’ve got. And perhaps, it’s a little bit about ownership, too. Maybe a race becomes your own when you give that last 55%.
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant: An elephant’s faithful 100%.