It’s the mother who throws herself on top of her child in the midst of a tornado.
It’s the entrepreneur who builds herself up from nothing to become a household name.
It’s the athlete who does whatever it takes to cross the finish line.
Being all in is being present. It’s being free from distractions and free from expectations. Going all in means trusting the process.
But, going all in doesn’t mean going all out. The Ironman athlete who paces herself on the swim and is patient on the bike is all in. The marathoner who holds back a bit during the first few miles is all in. The athlete who honors his rest days, knowing that rest makes him stronger, is all in.
And going all in doesn’t mean going it alone. When someone goes all in, they make it happen, whatever “it” may be. It may mean hiring a coach, seeking a second opinion, changing your habits or going back to school.
“Ollin…Pronounced ALL-in, it is an expression of immense depth that conveys intense and immediate movement. Stemming from the ancient Nahuatl language, “Ollin” is derived from “yollotl,” meaning heart, and “yolistli,” meaning life. “Ollin” means to move and act now with all your heart. It means to follow your path in life wholeheartedly. To experience Ollin, we have to get “All in.”… The Aztecs envisioned wearing your heart on your face to allow your eyes to open and see more clearly. When we view our path with clarity, we move with accelerated purpose and intent. We go forward with a full and committed heart.”
-Kevin Hall in “Aspire”
Is going all in scary? Hell yes! You’re not just wearing your heart on your sleeve, you’re wearing it on your face.
But, is it worth it? Hell Yes!