Are you currently giving 100% effort it is in whatever you do? If you are not sure, here is one simple question you can ask yourself to find out. Look yourself in the mirror and ask, ‘Am I giving 100% effort right now in my life?’.
If you can look into the mirror and you are okay with lying to yourself, my blog isn’t for you. It is important to always be subjective in your self reflection.
Why It Is Important To Be Truthful With Yourself
It is very easy to “drift” in this life. Technology and social media are teaching us more and more to forgot about doing things. It is much easier to lay on the couch and turn on Netflix while you are scrolling through your social media feeds. If you want to scroll through social media, at least check my instagram page out here.
No matter where you are in life, and how much effort you are currently putting in, it is important to be honest with yourself. It is fine if you are not giving 100% today, this week, the last moth, or even looking back on your entire life. There is no reason to dwell in the past. It is all about refocusing your mind on the present and the future. There is one truth in life. You can’t buy time and you can’t go back and change things that have already happened. As bad as you may want to, as much money as you could pay, you can’t get time back. No reason to dwell on the past. Focus on the future.
Why This One Question Is So Effective
This one question is so impactful because of two things. First, because you are looking yourself in the mirror. It is always more difficult to lie to yourself when you are looking at yourself in the mirror.
Second, if you are being truthful with yourself, you will get a great understanding of how your effort has been.
Reflecting On The Last Month
When I look at myself in the mirror and ask if I have given 100% effort, here is my honest answer. No. I haven’t given 100% effort in all aspects of my life. There have been a lot of things going on, and I have let a few things slip through the cracks.
What I Am Grateful For
Although I know I can give more effort in many areas of my life, here are a few things I am grateful for:
Being able to promote three people on my team. There is nothing more satisfying than getting to see individuals grow and getting to pay them more.
All the amazing connections I have been able to make through my IG account and blog. I had the opportunity to meet a few people in person in January, and that was amazing.
Getting the opportunity to be on my second podcast! I am interested to hear how the interview turns up. There was so much we talked about in a very short amount of time.
All the amazing guests I have had at my Airbnb property in Orlando. Last month was a very good month from a financial standpoint. I am looking forward to sharing the numbers soon!
Continuing to have all three rooms in my house hack rented out to long term tenants. All young professionals and this investment has continued to be a great jump into real estate.
What I Can Give More Effort To
Here are some of the things I can continue to grow and get better at:
My regular day job. There have been a lot of changes within my companies leadership which has left a few things for my role up in the air. As things settle down, I am looking forward to see where I end up landing.
My search for more investment properties! I have seen a lot of great things with my first Airbnb property and want to snowball that into more properties! I have had a few weekends where I have gone all out, but I know I can do more.
That I didn’t put more offers on properties for my second house hack. I am excited and eager to buy my second house hack with a little different strategy this time.
Look at yourself in the mirror and ask ‘Am I giving 100%?’
Be honest with yourself. It is okay if the answer is currently no.
Acknowledge where you are and aren’t giving 100%. There might be some areas you are and some areas you aren’t.