“All or Nothing”

“But, I want everything to be perfect.”

Before I got married, I wanted to have XYZ job. Make X number of dollars. Live in X neighborhood. Drive X car.

Spoiler Alert: nothing will ever be perfect.

There is a little quirk in a perfectionist’s world that they will often have an “all or nothing” approach.

If they can’t do something 100% perfect, they just won’t do it.

If they run short on time and can’t get in their full 45-minute workout, they won’t bother with it at all.

If they’re on vacation, or at a function where they can’t keep to their “diet”, they’ll pull that pin and stuff their face with junk they wouldn’t normally think about eating.

If all the stars aren’t perfectly aligned and the time isn’t perfect to start a business, they won’t start one.
Sound familiar?

I used the word “they” above quite a bit. But, I have been just as guilty.

Having high standards and lofty goals is great, but the “perfect” time to work out rarely happens.

So how do you fix the “all or nothing” approach?


…Change your expectations around your fitness.

Of course, an hour workout is what you want. But even 5-7 minutes doing the Daily Motion in the 18STRONG Membership is waaaaay better than not working out at all.

In Theodore Roosevelt’s autobiography, he quotes a friend about one’s duty in life:  

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”

I don’t know what you know about history, but that guy knew some stuff.

The important thing here to embrace is “something over nothing.”

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro