The other day Tremaine at A Cornered Gurl (give her a visit!!) and I had a discussion in the comments of one of my posts about life not owing you anything. You can read the thread here The basic premise of Tre’s comment was that there are tons of people who do everything in their power to get ahead and fail to do so because of people in higher positions not giving them the opportunity to advance. My return question to Tre was to ask if there really are “a ton” of people who do all they can do.
My opinion on this is based on my experience and other’s opinions will vary, but I don’t see a lot of people in this world doing everything in their power to advance. Are there people who give their all? Yes. Are there a ton of people who do so? No.
To give one’s all is to use every moment of every day to figure out a way to achieve one’s goal. To do everything in one’s power does not mean to work hard. To give one’s all supersedes hard work; it is an unquenchable, burning flame of desire to possess what it is one wants. To give one’s all is an obsessive, definiteness of purpose. It is more than showing up every day. To give one’s all means someone is so determined to get to their goal that they will do anything and everything necessary to do so. I don’t know many people who possess this type of drive; present company included.
So I stand by my assertion that very few people actually give their all. Very few people do everything in their power. And when I say very few I am guessing that number is in the low single-digit percentile.