This is so cliché but SO true. Any time I’ve skated through something in life, it hasn’t been worth the time and I regret wasting my life. In fact, when I think about regrets from the past, the root cause is usually not putting in 100% effort. Conversely, anything I look back and I’m super proud of, I’m proud because I put in the effort and gave it my all. If you want to get the most you can out of life, put in the effort, dedication, and time.
Some of the things I didn’t put 100% into and regret: High school academics – we covered so much material and had I made an effort I could know a lot more today, and yet I did only the minimum to get by and ended up regretting. Some of my startup projects didn’t get my full effort and struggled as a result.
Leave it all on the field (or court).
“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.” – John Wooden