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Where They Hide The Great

How bad do you want it? How much will you give?

The answers to these two questions will do more than guide you; they will reveal you. Because your desire to achieve and your willingness to sacrifice for that achievement will most likely determine whether you are a 100-percenter, a 95-perecenter, or a 90-percenter. Whether you are a person who got the job done, or a person who almost got the job done.

Someone who makes things happen … or someone who lets things happen.

Many people in this life are 90-percenters. They do a good job … but not a great job. They do 90% of the work, but not 100%.

It’s easier to be a 90-percenter. But I’m not sure it’s better.

You wouldn’t enter a 100-yard race and stop at the 90-yard mark, would you? So ask yourself why are you doing that in your work or your love or your life.

The last 10% is where it gets really hard. The pain enters a multiplicative level. You will hurt.

But that’s where they hide the great.

Keep moving. 

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“Difficulty is what wakes up the genius (ingenium mala saepe movent), which translates in Brooklyn English into, ‘When life gives you a lemon …’” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder”

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PamelaMKramer
PamelaMKramer

Great! Now I'm reminded of all the things that are only 90%. I better finish. 

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