Show up. Do your best.

Showing up is the default for effort. It requires little or no attention, which works well if you are an alternate on the softball team or filling in on trivia night.

In nearly most every other kind of situation where it might actually count, though, attendance requires intention in order to move anything forward.

Careers, relationships, achieving dreams rely on this clear, simple, and yet mysteriously rare activity, the combination of both.

I’ll admit the first time I wrote this post, I rambled on using 50 times as many words. I quickly realized if I rambled on like that to my kids, life partner, myself, or anyone else, they’d get annoyed and might start to ignore this advice rather than taking it to heart.

So: Show up. Do your best.