Have you ever told someone you will give 110% on the job or the task or whatever? What is that? What exactly is 110% of something? This means you will give more than is possible. Seems sort of impossible to do that right? What about when you say you will give 100%. Do you really know what that means? Basically, it means you will give, and push, until you are physically unable to do so. Not because it's hard. Not because you are tired. Not because it's heavy. Not because you don't want to get hurt. It means until you die or pass out. One of the only true stories I have heard of this was when Pat Sherwood, CrossFit OG and Crossfit Linchpin creator, was going through his SEAL training and they did a test in a pool where you had to do three somersaults underwater then swim 25 yards down and back without coming up. You had 1 attempt. If you come up then you are done and fail out. If you passed out in the water, then they would give you another chance. He passed out. They had to pull him out and get him revived. He had another chance to do it and this time made it, even though things got REALLY fuzzy! Swimming until you pass out underwater is 100%. Most would say they pushed 100% when they started seeing stars, or starred getting dizzy, or started to convulse underwater. So when you are doing something are you REALLY giving 100%? This post isn't to call you out if you aren't, unless you need that. It's to recognize that you ALWAYS have more left in the tank. When you think you have no more left, you aren't at 100%. You are probably like around 80%. It's probably really uncomfortable, tiring, etc. But this doesn't mean its time to stop. I mean you can, sure. But if you are trying to compete, or you are trying to push to finish a project, or you want to get to the end, or if it's important to you, then you need to go all in. You don't need to pass yourself out each and every time you do something. But understand how your body and your mind works. They will try to keep anything bad from happening to you and will stop you WELL before you need to. The more you can take control of where that line is, the more you will be able to accomplish. Don't let your safety systems tell when enough is enough. Be the captain of your ship and you say when it is!:)
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