How many times have you seen people who fail to finish strong because they know they are soon finished with a job, school, work-out, etc. Sometimes that extra 5 minutes you give your project after you’ve decided to quit kicks you into a strange new gear….a powerful new zone. This doesn’t happen all the time, and when it doesn’t, you’ve lost nothing. Just quit after those 5 minutes. But….it happens ENOUGH to really surprise you that you had so much more to give, and you had energy left you didn’t know you had. You thought you were too tired to go on. But that was just a thought. Your body was bluffing. And a thought is just a thought.

And this reminds me of Williams James famous quote:

Most people never run
far enough on their first wind
to find out they’ve got a second.
Give your dreams all you’ve got
and you’ll be amazed
at the energy that comes out of you.