I’m not a person to do anything halfway. Most of the time this is great but sometimes it can become exhausting. When I am doing an activity, my mind and heart are IN ALL THE WAY. O.K., there are moments where I slip into thinking of my next thing but overall the person or situation receives my full attention. Are you this same way?
I give what I’m doing all that I have whether it’s an event, my fitness routine, WRITING, friendships, and those preschool jobs of the past. Being a mom also involves so much giving even now with my teens attitudes!! 🙄😬 If you knew of Warrior at all, giving 110% was always at the center of who he was and STILL is as a spirit (; I know this to be true. 💙
A recent memory of mine was after I had done the Radio Interview with Kate Delaney of America Tonight back in October 2018. All I was told was that it was part of the Oct. 10th edition but the program is 3 hours! I was only given that info but wanted a direct link for others to listen. I found the episode and just had to keep listening while fast forwarding to my part. This took quite a while. I did imagine how Warrior would respond!! My interview is 27:11 into hour 2 so I was determined. That’s giving 110%.
This isn’t always the case of a good ending though. For me, I think in some situations perhaps my giving is too much. The outcome doesn’t always work out successfully and then our emotions respond. We all might give a lot when others give very little. I still am me but every circumstance brings it’s own challenges. Being determined is one thing but always wearing yourself too thin is another.
I look at how Warrior approached his career and I did mine the same. Obviously, I was NOT a pro-wrestler (lol!) but the passion was equal with his work ethics. I too would write ideas down and be so prepared, this resulted in some teasing… The job was my life since I had no family of my own yet. The pressure he faced wasn’t mine but giving that 110% of ourselves is us both.
When I’d hear stories of him going in early, staying later, or working on promos, it sounded a lot like me. Just sub lesson plans for promos. This spilled into other areas of my life too but now much more has been learned. I have enjoyed many activities by slowing down some, we have to breathe! Maybe Warrior couldn’t slow down much but his family kept him grounded. He needed that grounding to keep giving 110% so his legacy would continue.
We can all work at our own pace but still remember to enjoy life along the way. Warrior mentioned this in many videos since he knew how precious the gift of life was… Give that 110% but then sit back and watch what happens. We actually shouldn’t be going and going all the time anyway. I am still on that journey often as it can be a struggle. Get that downtime to relax and then recharge when you’re ready. We will never be able to do everything but give your time to those ideas that truly ignite your 110%.
When I am starting a new project and it’s early enough, I work on it until it’s done. My husband is the same. Some things can wait another day but we get that anxious mindset and just have to finish. Even writing this right now has brought me many distractions but my 110% is to get it done. If I set my mind into accomplishing something, I do it. I have overdone things and might pay the price but never any regrets. Life lessons make us true warriors who fight “’til the end.”
You may disagree some but all of our minds work so differently. I admire those who never panic and just somehow manage to fit in so much everyday. I do know that getting overworked though doesn’t serve me well. I prioritize much better and can still give my 110% in an easier way.
However your life is, give yours but also know it is enough. Maybe it isn’t 110% and that’s o.k. This is your life to live so be that Warrior you need to be. 110%= Your TRUE SELF!
P. S. Photo courtesy of Warrior #1 Comic and artists:
J. D. Smith
P.P.S. Here is the radio link for anyone interested:
~~~ I discuss intuition, my book Spirit and Belief, Warrior, and my spiritual experiences. It is 12 min., Oct. 10th, hour 2, 27:11 mark.