Let Me Ask You A Question – 8/1/17

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Take time to think about this one…and then let me ask you a question:

How do you define “giving your all”?

37 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 8/1/17

  1. I definitely agree with the above two comments. And for me that definition has changed since I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although, I Think it also ties into your passions. When I worked, as a teacher or nonprofit executive, I was passionate about what I was doing. So I think it’s also an intrinsic value that you can measure when you have made a difference in others’ lives. I’m not sure if I’m explaining it correctly, I seem to be in a fog at the moment!

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  2. Danny, I’m thinking honestly now, that these questions are tough ones to answer. I think you are challenging everyone a bull in Spanish arena. If that’s your intention, it’s better than, “what’s your favorite food” line of questions, but they are difficult to answer. I mean, for myself, they produce guilt. And I already know your response. Why do I feel guilty! Uh huh. Gotcha.

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  3. Funny, but I read a blog about this earlier today. 😀 As I’ve got Mr Sensible head on tonight I think it’s a myth. To give your all, you would have nothing left, so you would effectively be deceased? I don’t think I have ever given my all. Soldiers in Wars give their all that would be my definition.

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  4. I think it depends on the context – personal – work – emergency – sport — in general, the phrase “In the Zone” seems to apply – not multi-tasking or distracted, present and responsive. A quote comes to mind:

    “Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.
    But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please—this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time—and squawk for more!
    So learn to say No—and to be rude about it when necessary. Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you.
    (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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  5. Exhausting all avenues, making changes that need to be changed, actively pursuing your goals and seeking them out until accomplished, and doing all of this while being aware that you could fail, but you continue on anyway.

    Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.

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  6. I classified based on the different aspects in life. When helping people, I feel very comfortable to give my all wholeheartedly. I feel happy touching life that makes people alive abd thats my desire. There are a lot of different things to consider in giving your all and make them sure there must always be a balancing situation to get a better feedback. Atleast 10% setting aside in yourself to be you is quiet not to hurting when especially loving someone that you doesn’t know further what the result in the long run.

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  7. When I climb into bed at night, If I can lay there totally exhausted and drift off to sleep without 1,000 thoughts swirling in my head, I know that I have given it all that day. I’ve totally fired on all cylinders and there’s nothing left. This happens a lot when I’m on the road because we work 12-14 hour days in a high performing environment with high expectations.

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