Upon entering the world of running, participating in cross country during high school, I often found this quote entirely overdone. It wasn’t until recent months that I realized just how true this well known saying from the late, great runner Steve Prefontaine is.
Not only does this ring true in regards to running, but is easily applicable for all aspects of life. Sports, work, school, friendships, family, relationships…full potential is unlikely to be reached if 100% is not given, and the world could miss out on something INCREDIBLE.
So, when the day is rough and inspiration is needed, all I do is look down at the various locations where this is inscribed for a simple reminder; nothing is more satisfying than giving all I could for that particular day, and knowing that I am on my way to creating the full extent of my imprint on the world.