Have you ever heard this term? I hate this term, I hate it, but I heard it a lot growing up, not from my family, but I heard it from other families or teachers or bad coaches and this was the term, “Hey, Bo, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” You ever heard of that term? That term is a huge mistake, that term is a joke. Don’t ever say that to your kids. Don’t ever say that to anybody.
Everyone is trying to make you or your kids have a soft cushion to fall on, so they always say, “Hey don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” I say, you know what I say? I say put all your eggs in one basket and you better take care of that basket. You better shepherd that thing for the rest of your life, because that’s the only way anything great can come into existence.
We have too many options. The people who have achieved, the people that you respect the most, like think of them. Think of the occupations or the people that you idolize, that you respect their occupation; you respect what they do, day in and day out. Think of them right now.
For me it is Navy Seals, Army Rangers, Fire Fighters, elite athletes, the best of the best. The ones you can’t take your eyes off of. What do all of them have in common? They have no options, they have ZERO options, they do one thing and they do it well.
Just like a race horse. Just like the thoroughbred racehorses, you’ve heard me talk about before, they have no options these racehorses, they run fast. They do one thing, they run fast. They don’t get distracted, they are not looking around, they are not going to the grocery store, they run fast.
Put all your eggs in one basket, that’s what I say, and then you better take care of that basket. Because if you start to give yourself outs and options, guaranteed human nature will have you opt for the lesser obstacle, will have you opt for that basket.
It is like I tell my kids, I go, “If you have a plan B, then plan A is never going to work. If you have a plan B, plan A never works out, because you will opt for plan B because it is easier.” No plan B’s in my life. All my eggs are in one basket, and then I shepherd that sucker all the way into existence, that is what I want you to do.
Do that with your kids, do that with your dream, do that with your business. You don’t need a soft cushion. Look, if you are carrying the basket like this, and it doesn’t work out for you, what happens to that basket? It falls all the eggs break. You put all your eggs in one basket and now where are you? Where are you? You got broken eggs, right? You pick them back up and you get back going.
You are not like, oh, if this doesn’t work out for me, I can always fall over to do this, or I can always settle and do this. Put all your eggs in one basket, take care of the basket, get rid of the options. Options are killing this country. Options are killing the production of you and everybody around you. Less options, streamlined, all the way. Just like the occupations that you love.
What’s a Navy Seals option? What’s their option? They are being dropped in. Say they are being dropped into Afghanistan somewhere like that; you think they have got a bunch of options?
Like, “Hey guy what do you think we should do? Do you think we should vote on whether we are going to go achieve this mission? Or do you think maybe we should stop for lunch? Or do you think maybe I could get on Facebook for a little bit?” They don’t do that, fire fighters don’t do it, and elite athletes don’t do it.
The people you admire the most do not have options. Get rid of your options; watch your production go through the roof. See you next time.