We have all been encouraged to “give 100%” and often times this is sound advice. Investing your full effort into a project or a competition can often mean the difference between success and failure.

But this little piece of humor reminded me that 100% is not always the right way to go:

“Always give 100% — unless you’re donating blood.” Sure, it is meant to be funny, but it also has a nugget of wisdom underneath. Sometimes, having an asterisk is the right way to operate.

Before you blindly give 100% toward anything, take that extra moment to think through the implications and decide if the full-out effort is the best course of action in the situation.

Thanks Meg for sharing!

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