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Since May 1st, I’ve put all of my focus, time, attention, and energy into A Year of Productivity, and that has led me to the belief that if you really, truly care about succeeding at something, you should go all-in on it. Every single day, because I need to fill my time with something, I find ways to make this project better. I think of crazy productivity experiments to devote my time to, topics to write about, people to interview, new stats to capture, ways to improve my site’s ranking in Google results, and more. I really don’t have a choice but to work my ass off every day and do this project the best I can, because that’s simply what I do now that I’ve gone all-in.
Since May, A Year of Productivity has received over 25,000 hits from almost 9,000 different people around the world, and has even been featured in a number of great news outlets, with more on the way. I don’t say this to brag, I say this because I want to highlight the difference throwing a lot more of yourself at a project makes.
If I hadn’t went all-in and devoted everything to this project, half of the content on here wouldn’t exist, I’d be straddling a career and this website would be a side project, and I wouldn’t have the passion, motivation, or drive that I have now.
I think if you want to succeed at something, you should put a lot more time, focus, and energy into it. And if possible, go all-in on it.1
Whether you care the most about your career, business, website, or a relationship, when you go all-in on something you care about (or go a lot more ‘in’ than you are now), I think success usually follows.
What could you go all-in on right now? Or what could you be throwing more of yourself at than you already are?