Giving Your All

Giving Your All

Raise your hand as high as you can.

Now raise it higher.

Were you able to raise your hand higher when I told you to do so? Why?

I remember the first time this stunt was pulled on me in school & it blew me away. Literally everyone was able to reach higher. They eventually stood on desks, chairs & tippy-toes with arms reaching skyward.

This leads us to 2 questions: why aren’t you giving it your all? What does it take for you to give it your all?

Why aren’t we giving it our all? Of course we can’t operate at 100% efficiency 100% of the time, but what are you saving all your energy for? Are you running a marathon later? Every day is just another day if you’re holding back, but if you just reach an inch higher – how would that affect you? You may just ask that question that you were afraid of asking and get an answer you wanted, but not the one you expected – just reach one extra inch when you think you’re @ the end of the ladder & see how high you can climb.

What does it take to give it your all? If asking for your best doesn’t actually bring out your best, what will? We can continue to ask to go higher & higher, but it’s an endless & maddening game. I feel that Growth is a natural thing, every thing in life is geared towards growth & self-improvement, but the call to go higher is inspired by outside forces, yet cultivated from within.

Next time you reach up, stretch just a little bit higher & you might get exactly what you want.



-Sowing the seeds of today's dreams so tomorrow they are harvested as realities- Gardening Natural Bodybuilding Yoga Blogging I have an obsession with plants, making gains, and writing. I enjoy long lifts in the gym, going on walks through the park with my girlfriend Kyla & our dog Twiggy, & digging in the dirt.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Thanks coach! Send me for the game… errr, I mean.. I loved this post! 🙂

  2. “the call to go higher is inspired by outside forces, yet cultivated from within.” Awesome insight!! I love it! Thank you!

  3. Great post. I’m in my recovery phase so taking it slow and easy.

    1. Thank you very much and hope for the best on your recovery journey – slow & steady wins the race

      1. 😊 I used to run around every day like a headless chook . I wasn’t getting anywhere . So now taking it slowly .

  4. What you wrote here is really motivating! I like to this comparison of the mind, human potential or human in general, to plants. And the inspiration and cultivation as two important ingredients of our growth…I just love it!

    1. Thank you so much for that! Really happy you found something that you struck a chord with!

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