Woody Allen Quote

80 Percent of Success is Showing Up

Woody Allens’ Famous Quote

“Showing up is 80 percent of life. Sometimes it’s easier to hide home in bed. I’ve done both.” – 1977 August 21, New York Times

He went onto expand this further in 1989 when he said:

“My observation was that once a person actually completed a play or a novel, he was well on his way to getting it produced or published, as opposed to a vast majority of people who tell me their ambition is to write, but who strike out on the very first level and indeed never write the play or book. In the midst of the conversation, as I’m now trying to recall, I did say that 80 percent of success is showing up.” – 1989 August 13, New York Times

WoodyAllenQuote The amount of people that I come across that want to do stuff, go to the next level, play a bigger game, etc then don’t show up.. Amazes me. Even simple things like taking action on advice.  The same strategy I give away to people that need help, is never acted upon (zero results follow), as the the one client who pays $10,000 for  the exact same strategy and earns over $200,000 as a result.

Playing Small

Playing small only hurts yourself and the ones around you. Breaking commitments to yourself (not showing up) is the quickest way to lose confidence and self esteem. If you make a commitment to do something different.  To step up, stand out and play a bigger game, then don’t do that, you end up beating yourself up.

Showing Up Takes Courage

Showing up takes courage. Showing up means facing your fear. Your fear of failure or rejection (or even success). But once you try with courage and fail at something today, you’re already one step closer to your success. You will feel 10x times better for knowing that you showed up and took a chance at something. Show up, take a chance and take a swing at playing a bigger game, chances are you’ll succeed because the bulk of humanity won’t even try.

Stepping UP Your Game

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