Monday, November 21st, 2016
“Are you all in?” is a pivotal question to ask yourself if you want to achieve anything remarkable.
Of course, “yes” is the answer that will put you on the road to success. However, the difference between saying “yes, I am all in” and being “all in” will be the deciding factor in whether you actually arrive in a future that matches the picture you envisioned.
The bad news is that soon after you begin, you will hit roadblocks. In fact, the bigger the aspiration, the bigger the roadblocks will be. It is in those moments that your choice to be “all in” will be tested.
The great news, however, is that in those moments you will have the opportunity to take the biggest leap forward. Why? Because setbacks and obstacles will inevitably bring you face-to-face with the beliefs that have been limiting you.
Being “all in” isn’t just about being willing to work hard and do whatever it takes. Ultimately, being “all in” requires that you change not who you are, but how you think.
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
It can take incredible courage to change the way you think. Your confidence and sense of certainty about the future, after all, is likely sourced to a great extent by your knowledge and experience to date. Changing the way you think requires that you let go of what you know and those things that have been tried and true in exchange for faith in something beyond your knowledge and experience. This is what makes the choice to be “all in” an act of courage.
Summing-up: Being “all in” is a choice to risk who you have been, what you know, and most importantly how you think for the sake of the future you want.