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Sunday, August 29, 2010

100% Effort
  “Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” — Unknown

There is no substitute in life for giving something 100% effort; intelligence, strength, and good looks will only get you so far in life.  To be really successful and achieve a worthwhile goal, you must set your mind to dedicating everything you have inside of you to get where you want to be. The dictionary defines effort as something done by hard work.  

Too many times we are content applying a small amount of effort, but give up once it becomes challenging.  Only by pushing through the hard times and committing to giving all you have can you truly reach your potential. Giving 100% effort means struggling and striving, not giving up until you are where you set out to be.  Quitting is not an option when you put your heart into reaching your goal.

We have all heard the expression, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” Many, possibly most, successful people have failed at one thing or another in their lives.  What separates them from everyone else is that they never gave up trying their hardest and they came back and gave 100% over and over, until they succeeded.

“I’ve always made a total effort, even when
the odds seemed entirely against me. I never
quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance
to win.”
— Arnold Palmer
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