“Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown
How many times have you heard, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” or “make sure you have a backup plan”? This seems like pretty solid advice, right? I beg to differ. Put all your eggs in one basket. Put all your energy into your plan A.
Go all in.
People are always going to tell you to take the safe route. The safe route always leads to a mediocre result. Taking the safe route almost always means settling for comfort. I know I haven’t had as much time on earth as a lot of the people who are giving you the opposite advice have but I can’t remember a time where remaining comfortable resulted in anything memorable. After I had an engine failure as a solo student pilot, I didn’t just stop flying because I thought that could happen again; I jumped in an airplane the morning after. Was that the most comfortable thing ever? No, but a few months later I got my pilot’s license and now I can fly whoever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want. If I had let being uncomfortable stop me I would never get to share my love of flying with anyone else. All of the significant moments in my life have been a direct result of me stepping out of my comfort zone and giving my all to something that scared the shit out of me.
I am not saying to put all your eggs in a basket that is half woven with a piece of string for a handle, that is just asking for a mess and nothing to make for breakfast. What I am saying is if you want to achieve something bad enough use the energy you would be using to make a plan B, just in case what you want doesn’t work out, and weave the strongest basket you can for those eggs. While writing this for you guys I ran into a good friend Adam Glendye, from GROW counseling, for some input on going all in. He said “ If you are going to go all in, make sure that it is a specific goal. If it gets too broad it becomes really easy to get distracted.” Make sure that when you go all in you get really specific on what you are going all in on and then work your ass off to achieve that goal.
If I could give you one piece of advice it would be if you want something, go all in. Whether that be in business, with relationships, or a personal goal of yours, go all in. No matter how hard it may be, who tells you to take the safe route, or how many things may be standing in your way, if you want it GO ALL IN.
Blue skies and tailwinds,
Sierra (AKA, Little Miss Gains)
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