"80% of life is just showing up" - Woody Allen. Or "Half of life is just showing up" - Everyone seems to say that. This statement is mostly true in the context of comparing our relative success to others. If I am competing with a group of people, sometimes all I need to do is show up because most of those others won't. Even if they are present in body, they are not present with their mind. However, if we desire to not only "beat" others, but to "be our best", we need to do a lot more than merely show up. We need to be present and put away any distractions. We need to give our complete effort. And then at the end, we need to identify at least one thing (if not many) that we learned that we can apply next time. We may show up and have success in that moment, but we must learn from that experience in order to repeat that success and improve upon it in the future.