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Here’s The Brutal Truth About Why We Accept Half-Assed Effort

As a child, I could always count on my dad to find a creative yet condescending way to tell me that I could be doing better at something. From “loafing it” on the soccer field to being “out to lunch” when I zoned out during math homework, he always had quite the way with words. However, one particular phrase that always resonated with me was “half-assing it.” Although at the time I would tearfully insist that I was “doing my best,” that wasn’t truly the case. When it came to things like math
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