In the last mile of the marathon or every split second of a sprint, we do this. All guns blazing, nothing to lose, leave in all on the track, pedal to the metal kind of ruckus. It’s exhilarating! It’s also short-lived.

The other kind of giving everything is more of a rising thunder. Like when lightning strikes in a distance and the sound build and grows until it shakes right through your body.

It’s a measured, tactical, sustainable effort that produces results and conquers challenges that all or nothing approach just cannot reach. Through a suboptimal effort, we produce significant results time and again far above what one quick burst of brilliance could ever achieve.

Both are useful.

Knowing which one is appropriate, that’s powerful!


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