In every poker game, there comes a point in time where you have to make a decision: going all in?
What does it take for you to go all in? Do you need to have a high card? What about a flush?
Some players are more risk averse than others.
In the perfect world, we would know exactly what all of the other players have and make our decision based off of that.
But of course, that would be cheating.
Life is very similar, except we are not dealing with cards, we are dealing with life’s different factors.
When is it the right time to go all in on your ideas/passions?
Like any poker hand, it is hard to know. In fact, it is impossible to know. “Experts” can tell you to “definitely fold” or “you have to,” but at the end of the day, that decision is 100 percent up to you.
No one is going to make this decision for you.
Sometimes this decision will feel irrational.
It will go against things that you learned growing up as a kid.
But sometimes it just feels right.
When are you going to go all in? What will it take to get you there?
Originally published at Jordan Gonen.