All in. No back up plan. No turning back. Straight ahead. Full Force. Lets do this. Are you scared yet? I certainly am. I just couldn’t imagine living any other way. Ive been an all in type person my whole life. Dropped out of college, two feet in, to prove the world. I quit my job to pursue purpose with no back up plan. I committed to the dream of playing college soccer at Duke before I was 10 and everything I did, until I was rejected admittance to Duke, was to see that dream come true. I wasn’t playing a bunch of different sports. I was all in on soccer.
You may call me crazy, or illogical. I just happen to believe that you won’t have the energy to achieve your dreams if you always have a back up plan. Why? Because you’ll always be saving energy for the much anticipated failure that made you create a back up plan in the first place. Have you ever just gone all in on yourself once? I know its scary. The day I quit my job, I was scared s***less. I had no plan. On the way to work the day I quit, I called a friend full of fear, and asked him to tell me “I could do it.” I was so weak in that moment that I needed a friend to lift me up. I am telling you, I know how you feel about going all in. I just don’t want to be that guy who never bet on himself.
I look at my life right now and I go WTF? My life is currently crazy, unpredictable, and ridiculous. I am a full time college student, a college soccer player at age 25, I have a soccer coaching business, a blog that is exploding in viewership, I am doing some motivational speaking, life coaching, and I am in the process of writing a book. I am all in. At the same time, I am scared because I have no idea what the future truly holds. A year and half ago, when I was battling with depression, my life was completely predictable. A year and a half later, I have complete inner peace, however my life is completely unpredictable. Why? Because I am all in.
I am coming to understand that I am uniquely positioned because I am uniquely called. Gods positioning me exactly where I am supposed to be because I am all in on his purpose for my life. There’s no turning back. Two hands to the plow. Lets go. Sometimes it truly sucks because in order to become the man God has created me to become I have to attack the deep dark things in my life that I so want to ignore. That might be the scariest thing you can ever do. But nothing truly gets done half assing it. No dream comes true when you have a back up plan. Dreams only come true, miracles only ever happen, your potential is only ever realized when you are all in with no plan of return.
Look, you have a unique calling. A unique purpose. God is just waiting for you to go all in. He can’t do much with people who need complete assurance for what the future holds. But he CAN more than we could ever ask or imagine with people who will step out on faith in spite of their imperfections, failures, and insecurities. God can help you with those. But he can’t do anything with a stationary person unwilling to jump two feet in, full of faith. YOU ARE WORTHY!