It's Time to Commit

Why I usually take an all-or-nothing approach

I’ve always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. Whether it’s getting in shape, writing more articles or launching a business, if I’m going to do something, I want to do it properly.

Is this the right attitude to have? I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as a right attitude, but I’ve certainly found that any goal or endeavour that I’ve failed to make a success of has come right back to my lack of commitment.

For that reason, it’s usually double or quits for me. And I’ve found that that approach works well.

See, rather than half-committing to something, giving it half of your efforts, I think it’s always a better idea to throw yourself into it fully in order to maximise your chances of success. Sure, doing something is usually better than doing nothing, but if you’re doing that something because you want to see positive results, like a better body, more money or a happier life, why not go all in?

Going all in means making a declaration to give everything you’ve got. It means deciding to commit fully, pushing forward until you see the results you’re craving. In essence, it means promising not to let yourself down.

If you’re struggling to complete your goals, perhaps what you need to do is commit; to decide that, no matter what, you’re going to make a success of this - whatever that means for you. That’s what I’ve been doing, anyway, and it’s been working out pretty well.

If you’re new to The Daily Grind, you’re probably wondering why I haven’t sent an email in almost five days. That’s because, as I explained in a previous email, my fiancé is currently in hospital fighting brain cancer. As you can imagine, everything’s a little up in the air at the moment - hence the inconsistency on my part. I’ll be back on track soon, I promise. Just bear with me.

- Adrian