Is it possible to give 100% all the time at what we’re doing?
Let’s start with an example.
Professional athletes have a strength coach.
Odds are they have a nutritionist or they work with one along with some others. Professional athletes respect their need to focus and have the ability to quiet the crowd noise. So the majority of them work with a professional coach for their mindset – their head – their brain.
Another thing pro athletes do is they respect rest days.
They take a rest day from working out. A rest day allows their muscles to recover and their entire body to decompress. The best athletes know that even if you give 100% every day, you still need time to recover.
At the Olympic level, where the difference between a medal or no medal, is a one hundredth of a second time difference, performing at 100% at the moment of the competition is the objective.
Now let’s take this example over to business and your work.
When you’re performing at your best, you are not distracted, you have a clear and definite focus. There may be other times at work when you don’t feel 100%, however you can give the best you can at that time.
If it means that on that day if you feel 60% you can give 100% of what you have. It is the awareness and recognition that you will not be 100% all day everyday that will separate you from the pack.
Be prepared with some other items which you typically put on the back of your list.
These are important items for you to do, however, often due to the urgency and critical nature of daily work you don’t get to them as much as you should. Some of these may be long overdue calls to connections in your network, business associates, former classmates. Make these calls for an hour or two for no other purpose than to say hello and check in with them.
This one specific break will actually reinvigorate you. The conversations will be appreciated by those you call and speak with and you will feel energized.
Other actions you might consider are taking a walk outside for 45 minutes or meditation for a fifteen minute period somewhere quiet.
In all our lives we have stress – distractions – pulls on our brain.
For us to perform optimally we must – eat healthy, get enough rest and be in touch with our mental focus and needs.
Today and everyday be 100% you and give 100% of what you have available today to give to whatever you are doing.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.