Has anyone ever told you to give something 110%? Maybe your mum or dad? Maybe a soccer or footy coach or personal trainer? Maybe a youth leader or teacher? Inspiring words right? “Give it 110%. Go hard or go home. Don’t just give it everything you’ve got - give it more than that.”
One-hundred and ten per cent. It’s a great motivational tool. But if you think about it, that’s mathematically impossible. You can’t give 110%. It’s debatable whether we can even give 100% to anything. If you give 100% of your income, you’ll end up naked and hungry. If you give 100% of your time to something, everything else will fall apart. If you spend 100% of your energy, you die.