What does it mean to be truly all in?
It’s this simple - but not easy - formula:
Agreement/understanding + Commitment + Passion = All In
In order to be all in, you need to first come up with an agreement - with yourself, or your boss, or whomever you’re going all in for. You have to understand exactly what the plan is - what being all in will mean.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to make an agreement with yourself that you’re not going to surpass a number of calories per day, no matter what. You’re going to get on the treadmill every night, no matter what.
If your boss wants you to hit certain sales numbers, for instance, you both have to be in agreement about what is needed to get there - weekends at the office, early mornings, etc.
Once you’re in agreement, you need to stick to that agreement, that contract. You need to carry out that contract, no matter what. That’s commitment.
Once you’ve been committed long enough, you’ll know true passion. True passion means working at something no matter what the world throws at you.
And that’s what being all in is all about.
Many people have it backwards. They wait around for passion to strike them, thinking that once it does, they’ll commit themselves to its source. But it’s the other way around: Commitment will lead to passion.
What agreement do you need to make with yourself or someone else?
Will you be able to say you’re truly all in?
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