100% to 100%

A common site:

  • Applying to 20 undergraduate programs.
  • Submitting 100 resumes.
  • Knocking on 500 doors.

It’s impossible to give 100% to each, right? So why even bother with the add-ons that only get a half-hearted effort?

Yes, it’s nice telling ourselves we tried our best by applying, submitting, knocking on a gazillion opportunities. But isn’t it better to give our best to a smaller list?

It’s certainly better for the recipients.