100% is a breeze

Jun 29, 2018

Sometimes the throwaway lines are the most valuable.

At the very end of a training class this past weekend, one of the instructors said “99% is a bitch. 100% is a breeze.”

Ain’t that the truth?!? This is the universal law that is most likely to impact your success when you’re trying something new.

All-in, one hundred percent makes things easier because it takes decision making off the table. There’s no asking yourself “Is today the day I take off? Would that be okay, or would that be a problem?” Because if we’re being honest, one day off leads to another, and another. Three weeks later you find yourself wondering what happened to your shiny new habit.

When I was about 28, I decided I wanted to look as young as possible for as long as possible, so I started wearing sunscreen on my face. You know how many days a year I do this? All of them. I don’t think “Hmm, today’s kind of cloudy so maybe I don’t need it.” I just wear it. And I make it easy on myself by buying face cream with SPF in it. Nothing to think about, no decisions to make. As a result, my skin looks pretty darn good for a 50-year-old.

If it’s something you really want, go all in, a million percent. Fling yourself at it fully and enjoy the success.

You know what else is cool about this? If you’re not 100% into something you don’t have to do it. Permission granted to jettison the less-thans!

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