I was thinking about this post the other day for some reason. And I just like it so much that I’m deciding to post it again. I can do that, right? I wrote this on my old blog back in March of 2006. Enjoy but don’t get mad if you’re a 110%er.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
I like to call myself an 80%er. That to me means that I put forth an average of about 80% effort in my daily life. The effort or attention with some things may be higher or lower, but just on average, about 80% overall. I was perfectly happy with B’s in school, especially if I didn’t have to study to get them. I’m comfortable with a few dirty dishes in the sink at any given time. I expect myself and others to screw up several times a day. I am not hard on myself when I do screw up because I know it’s coming and I’m fine with it.
But then you have the 110%ers and those people really confuse me. I don’t understand them. And they do not understand people like me. They think we’re lazy or incompetent and we think they need to take a pill or buy looser underwear. I think that most 110%ers wish they could be 80%ers but they just can’t for any number of reasons. And I think most 80%ers wish they could get away with being 50%ers but they know they would starve and have no place to live.
The world needs 110%ers to do the work that the 80%ers really don’t feel like doing or don’t think is important enough to mess with. The 110%ers create extra work for themselves to do while the 80%ers think of creative ways to pawn their work off on the 110%ers.
If you are a 110%er, thanks for all you do to make my life easier.