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Are You An “All or Nothing” Person?

April 21, 2022

Are you an “All or Nothing” person?

Do you feel like there is a right and wrong way to do everything?

It’s either perfect or not worth doing at all.

You are either all in or all out. 

Things are either good or bad. 

You like it or hate it. 

It SEEMS so much easier to see everything as black or white because then we can just cross things off our list. 

But your brain is tricking you. 

It’s not a shortcut. It’s a short circuit. 

When we apply “All or Nothing” thinking to our daily practices, we rob ourselves of opportunity.

Opportunity to learn. Opportunity to grow. Opportunity to succeed. 

We THINK it is “safer” to operate with an “All or Nothing” strategy. 

We THINK that we can avoid disappointment, hurt, and failure. 

We give up on eating healthier because we ate a dessert.

We refuse to take a walk because we are not in good enough shape to run. 

We don’t meditate because we don’t think we will do it right. 

We never sign up for that dating app for fear that we don’t have the perfect photo. 

But what if the secret to life is not in the perfection of it, but just showing up and trying things one step at a time?

While you are waiting for the PERFECT moment, opportunity, partner, job, body, etc., you might be missing out on the real opportunities that are waiting for you right now. 

In today’s episode of The OverThinker’s Guide To Joy, I offer 4 simple steps to breaking the habit of “All or Nothing” thinking. You can listen here or on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, or Amazon. 

Happy Wednesday!

xo, Jackie

P.S. If “All or Nothing” thinking is holding you back from reaching your goals, then let’s talk. You can schedule a consultation with me by clicking here.

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