I was talking to a client last week about being all in or all out. We are each either 100% committed, water over our heads IN IT or we are 100% uninterested and don't even bother.
Which means those little steps we need to take between here and there (wherever there is) just look lame.
For example, if I want to get healthy, I'm ALL IN - with a super clean diet and a workout schedule that exhausts me. Until one day, the lure of a cupcake comes along and I partake...which means that I am now ALL OUT of my clean diet which also means why bother exercising at all. Drive through anyone?
I woke up one day knowing I needed to change my website. In four hours I had taken it all down, rebranded and wrote all new copy. All IN.
I decided to hold a book writing retreat. Booked the hotel and launched a free writing course and started filling it in the same week. All IN.
I was taking a course I was super excited about, 100% IN. But I had to skip two weeks in a row because of time conflicts, which then meant that I was 100% OUT of the course. Not, oh look, I'm behind and need to catch up - oh look, I didn't prioritize it for 2 weeks in a row so now I'm done.
The grey area isn't compelling for me.
100% or go home.
And if 100% feels like too much to bear, then I just stay in bed.
Because why bother if it's half ass?
Intellectually I get that one step at a time is the 'right' way to operate, or that a cupcake does not a healthy lifestyle end. I get that slowing down and doing a little at a time opens up great things.
But 100% feels so much more natural to me.
Either sprinting or laying on the warm cement soaking in the rays.
So when I read things about commitment, about going all out, I get bored. That's natural for me. It's the very thing that propels me the furthest and it's the very thing that holds me back the most.
100% works both ways...so I seek more opportunities where my 100% IN outweighs my 100% out. Hell yes or hell no.