Are you stressed by the weight of your own expectations?
The pressure to always give your 100%?
We often picture our best self as someone consistently operating at peak level. No blips.
But let’s face it – life isn’t a highlight reel.
There are days when you fly high and others when you drag on the ground.
And that’s okay.
So what’s the problem?
The romantic idea that showing up means being at your 100% every single time.
It’s about commitment to showing up.
Being there even on the days when you feel you’re only at 30%.
Take a look at this image 👇🏻
Doesn’t it paint a clearer picture?
The key is consistent effort.
It’s not about being perfect but about showing up and doing what you can.
Some days, you’ll be bursting with energy, creativity, and motivation.
Other days, not so much.
And that’s perfectly ok.
Do you think those days are not worth playing?
30% of progress is better than 100% of NO progress.
Instead of being disillusioned by the idea that you must always be at your peak, focus on making progress…
Put in the everyday effort, the small steps, and the determination to keep going, even when things are tough.
Do your best for that day, whatever it looks like.
You’re building resilience, character, and a habit that will pay dividends in the long run.
If today is one of those 30% days, remember, you’re still ahead of those who didn’t show up at all.
I hope this resonates with you.
Let me know if it did.
I always appreciate your feedback.