In the 1519 Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Spanish commander Hernán Cortés is rumored to have ordered his army to burn the boats that they arrived at the shore on - leaving them with two options...
Victory or death.
In life, business, fitness, or even health, we often leave ourselves with a way out... an escape route.
And this can lead to a lack of commitment to the task at hand.
When you burn your boats, you leave yourself with no option but to move forward.
A leap of faith of sorts.
I thought I would share this with you as a matter of days ago I was faced with a choice where I had to take a leap of faith, and all I could think was "burn your boats"...
My boat is on fire and the commitment has been made, so the only option is for it to succeed.