You Get Out What You Put In

So I was at the gym the other day and on the back of a shirt, I saw the phrase:

Running is a metaphor for life. You get out of it what you put into it.

Naturally I sped up on the treadmill and ran an extra mile…

So over the past few days, I started thinking how true that statement is and how it really does apply to everything we do. If we simply exist, we will exist. Things will happen, but nothing extraordinary if we aren’t doing anything extraordinary.

For instance, you will never receive love if you don’t give love. You will never be rewarded if you don’t do things worthy of a reward. In business, you will never be better if you don’t try harder. If you don’t put effort into your marketing, you won’t yield a higher return.

I guess sometimes we prevent ourselves from putting out the effort because we can’t identify the rewards or don’t think they are possible…but really, they will never be possible if you don’t try. So why not? Why not try just a little harder and put a little more into it? You might be surprised with how much more will come out of it!

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2 responses to “You Get Out What You Put In

  1. Nil nisi nisu…nothing without effort. That’s my new mantra, too.

  2. How insightful – I am sharing this with my co-workers.

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