In Rounders if you haven’t seen it Matt Damon’s characters goes through quite a few swings at the poker table. To kick things off he loses everything after pushing all his chips in.
More recently you’ve seen it with the Los Angeles Angels signing both Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. They are essentially betting the teams long term health financially on winning now. They think they have the right pieces in place combine with these two signings to take a run at the World Series.
This kind of tactic I always appreciate. It takes some real faith in your decision making to run the risk of losing everything (poker) or cripple your team financially to sign players for over 300+ million dollars combined. If you aren’t willing to bet the house on yourself and your gut feeling then why even play the game.
We constantly see friends and people who are complacent. They want to go into business for themselves or possibly change to a different company, but don’t. You hear things like “but what if” and “the risk is to high” when in fact I believe the risk is even greater if you don’t.
Your time on this planet is limited. Push yourself to make harder decisions and take greater risks.