Why You Should Always Do More Than You Possibly Can Do

Man in Black and White Plaid Dress Shirt Sitting Beside Woman in Brown Long Sleeve Shirt
Photo by Mikhail Nilov

“Unless a man undertakes more than he can possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.”- Henry Drummond, Scottish biologist and writer

That is how we grow. That is how we do great things. You cannot grow if you don’t challenge yourself. You cannot grow if you don’t try the impossible. If you want to live a better life, you have got to do more. If you don’t do more, you won’t get more.

Many people want to achieve success, but they don’t want to do the work. Work strengthens us. It builds our muscles. It builds our inner selves. It reveals our true selves to us. If you do not do your work, your work will do you.

To grow yourself, you must do your work. You are responsible for doing your work. Do not delegate your real work. And if you want people to respect you, to follow, to trust you, always do your work. Do not tell people what you can do. Just do it. Just show it. Because work is hard. Talk is cheap. Jean de La Fontaine said, “By the work one knows the workman.” By your work, people will know you.