Years back, Woody Allen supposedly said “80%Â of success in life is just showing up”.Â
I wonder how many people truly understood what he meant.
I suspect there are some who assume that simply by falling out of bed in the morning, they are 80% of the way to success.
I don’t think that’s what Woody meant – unless your idea of success is to live to another day and prove to yourself that gravity is still present.Â
To get a better idea of what Woody really meant, take his comment and filter it through the lens of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED speech (below) and I think you’ll have a better idea of the real meaning behind the quote.
In 20 minutes, there’s a little bit of rabbit chasing, but the first 5 and the last 5 really make it worthwhile.Â
It isn’t just about “showing up”.