“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
I recently wrote about “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. “Always do your best” is probably my favorite agreement, and I think this quote from Gandhi carries the same message.
Our full effort is all that we can ask of ourselves at any moment. Sometimes that effort will produce amazing results. Other times it will leave us massively short of our goals. The fact of the matter is that results will always vary.
All we can control is the consistency of our effort.