A natural question for someone to ask before undertaking a task would be "How much time will this take?". For those who manage their time and also value their time, this type of information is extremely beneficial and helpful. Unfortunately, this question tends to leak into other aspects of our life and may take many forms. "How long will this last?". "How much should I give?". "How much effort should I expend?". These are the questions that leak into areas such as practice. "How long with the hard workout last". "How many hills are we going to run". "I hope I survive". If our goal in life is to truly reach our full potential, then both the answer to this question and the motivation to ask the question itself, become a limiting factor and/or a demotivating factor. For example, what happens when we reach the deadline and we aren't "there yet"? What happens if the effort required to complete the task is less than our full effort and we therefore under-perform? What happens when we are able to give more and thus accomplish more? So what is the right answer to the "How much" question? If the goal is to truly reach our full potential, then the answer should not be "just enough" but it should be "all ... until the goal has been completed".
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