Would you say the difference between 99% and 100% is small or big? Chances are you would say small. After all, it’s only a 1% difference. But let me put it this way, if only 99% of airplanes that took off in a day were guaranteed to land safely that means 2 would crash daily or if your heart only beats 99% of the time then it would fail to be 32,000 times in a year! Now that makes you think differently, right? Even though it doesn’t sound like a big difference the truth is that it makes a big difference in the long term. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 9:24, Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. I love this because it’s letting us know that we have to put in the work and effort to get the prize, not that we just sit around and wait for it to happen. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase good things come to those who wait, and that’s just not true! Good things come to those who are willing to work for it. Most of the time we keep ourselves from seeing our dreams come to pass because we are stopping at that last 1%. It’s not about the big things but just doing the 1% more to get you to where you want to be. Are you putting in the effort to get you that promotion, or to get your business started? Don’t be satisfied with 99%, success only goes to those willing to give 100.
Friend, it’s time to fully commit. A dream without a plan is just a wish. You must put forth the effort every day. Good things are coming and God has plans for you but will you be ready for them when they show up and have you been putting in the extra 1%?