"80% of life is just showing up" - Woody Allen. Or "Half of life is just showing up" - Everyone seems to say that. These statements are mostly true in the context of comparing our relative success to others. For example, if I am competing with a group of people, sometimes all I need to do is show up because others most likely won't. But if they do show up with their bodies, it doesn't necessarily mean that they show up with their minds. That is why it is essential that 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 in both mind and body, and we must put aside any distractions that take our minds off of the task at hand. We need to give our complete effort and full attention. And then at the end, when the activity is complete, we need to identify at least one thing (if not many things) that we learned from the experience 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.
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