#246: When Victory Is The Only Option


burn the boats

We are creatures of comfort, craving the familiar and “normal”. We unconsciously defend – even rationalize – our positions and attitudes as a way of avoiding exposure or risk.

Most times, however, you have to leave safety and security behind and risk everything to commit your life and future to your unknown destiny.

There will be times in life when you need to cut all escape routes, and stand with victory as your only choice.

Episode Summary:

  • If you’re going to succeed, you may have to sabotage your own escape mechanisms! Are you really all in?


  • The Story of Cortez
  • We need to identify what we regularly retreat to, and if necessary, eliminate it.
  • Being comfortable can rob you of motivation, urgency, or focus necessary for living by design.
  • What got you here is not going to get you there.
  • We have to burn the boats!

5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself:

  • What brought me here? (What is my ship?)
  • How have I usually responded to resistance or fear of the unknown?
  • What am I clinging to as a fallback or safety net?
  • What do I need to elminate (burn) in order to have nowhere to retreat back to?
  • Am I willing to commit everything to the pursuit of my next level?

Closing Thoughts:

  • You are at the threshold of a new conquest, a new territory, a completely new level of performance and productivity.
  • Will you go all in? Or will you cave to fear?

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