You're Not Done Yet...

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 113 - September 13, 2020

If success is not appearing as fast as you would like, remember, it’s not about going from 0 to 100 real quick; it’s about the 1% increase every day. Am I getting better every day? Patience is a good virtue to have as long as one is doing their best to move the needle forward.

We all know Rome was not built in a day and the Great Wall took more than 2000 years to build. Most people don’t wake up one morning and see that they are in great shape. It takes a lot of work and time and we all know that.

The art of not getting frustrated when competence is low and commitment is low is a good quality to learn in a life with a long road ahead. Our ancient ancestors 5 million years ago were able to walk very long distances to get to food and shelter under harsh environments. This ability to have patience and endurance shows that it is key to our survival and success.

In the Navy Seals, there is a theory called the 40% rule. The 40% rule states that when your mind is telling you you’re done, you are only 40% done.

In the book Living with a Seal; the story of David Goggins and Jessie Itzler demonstrated the 40% rule when Itzler was able to do 100 pull ups one at a time despite wanting to stop at just 8 pull ups initially.

Marathon runners usually hit the mental wall between miles 16 to 20; however, most marathon runners usually can complete the race even though the mind is saying stop. It is incredible to know that we are all capable of so much more than what we think we are capable of.

If there is something that you want to achieve in life that is worth wild, remember the road to success is tenuous.

It takes a strong will to get there, and when your mind tells you that you have reached your limits, remember that according to the Navy Seals, you are only 40% done and that you have 60% more to give to reach success.                                                                                 

-Mike Ye