I wish I could easily link to an Instagram reel because that is the inspiration for this short post.
We’ve all heard those tales of an exploration crew ‘burning the boats’ so they had no choice but to survive or die trying.
But for us… what does it mean to ‘Burn the Boats’?
It means we do not give half-hearted effort to a thing and expect to be successful.
If something is worth doing, it’s worth giving ourselves no choice. No option to quit.
That’s what it’s all about: Not going into a thing with one foot out the door or with a list of excuses ‘just in case things don’t work out.’
Have you ever really burned the boats regarding anything in your life?
It’s a tough question. I’m not sure my answer, quite honestly.
Perhaps with my health, I’ve gone through stretches where I gave myself no option for compromise.
What about my faith?
What about my job?
What about relationships?
What about fitness?
Burn the boats. Do not give compromise a back door key.