How many time have you heard someone say the following:
- “Do your best!”
- “Give 100%!”
- “You must give it your all!”
I’m sure you have heard those cliches numerous times. While they are meant to be encouraging, they can also be discouraging. You might be thinking to yourself, “How is that?” Well, here is the reality. Your “100%” can vary from day to day, based on a number of factors. If you think that you have to be at what is your “best day 100%” every day, you are likely setting yourself up for disappointment. Your best day does not occur everyday, so for you to perform at the “100%” of your best day, everyday, is unrealistic and self defeating. However, you can realistically perform at 100% everyday based on how you are feeling or what you are going through for THAT PARTICULAR DAY! You can be the best you can be for that particular situation. It may not be your all time best, but it is your best for that moment!