showing up

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."

Woody Allen

What does "showing up" mean?

To me it means, whatever you feel like, however much you don't want to do it, no matter how tired you are, even when you don't have all the answers:  show up.

We used say in the advertising business:  Suit up and show up.

You will never find the answers sitting all alone in your room.

Some days you just have to dress, get to the office and start to run your company.  Even without all of the answers, you have to show up and work through whatever is in front of you.  And, some days, showing up is a courageous effort because you will feel overwhelmed, tired and sometimes discouraged.  It works, though.  When you show up, things start to fall into place.

To me it means, the courage to keep on going!