I've been in a fankle recently about trying hard enough. I think it stemmed from a conversation i might have had after watching a Danny Mac video. See, the boy doesnt half step. When he tries to do something he TRIES to do something. Full on effort, no holding back.
Let's take the last time i was at the skate park. I was trying to 360 out of a bowl. Blah. i am an old man after all...but what i noticed was that i wasnt REALLY trying....i was concerned in case i broke my ankle/wasnt able to work/ride off road at the weekend/do whatever i needed to do/it hurt/ etc.
If you dont try to the fullest and you dont succeed, you have no one to blame but yourself and you will never realise your potential.
i guess i was reflecting on this in the last 2 races i did. NOTHING was stopping me trying harder, except me. Nothing made me take my foot off the gas, nothing made me rest for more precious time, except me. Finding a way to tap the minds amazing ability to overpower the body is an important part of life i think. Living life to the fullest, the richest it can be, should be an important target. Once you realise that there is potential beyond what you think you might achieve, thats when you really get a buzz. No matter the sphere of effort, going beyond takes things to a different and better level.
Anyway....this video might make a similar point, a little more clearly.