Dustin Hillis Blog

All or Nothing

Nothing great can be done half-ass.  You’re either in or out.  It’s all or nothing.

The unfortunate reality is that we live in a mediocre world where people embrace something challenging with the attitude of “well, I’ll try this out and see what happens”.  There is no greater travesty than people die after living a life of having a non-committal attitude towards life.

My new friend Chasity recently inspired me as she was on her way to run a Urbanathlon where she runs 10.5 miles with 9 obstacle courses throughout the run.


She found out about the Urbanathlon while flying and reading a magazine and immediately registered online after she landed.  I then came to find out that earlier this year she had won a body building contest in TX, and before that she was a college cheerleader.  It was energizing just speaking with her.  Even though her world is completely different from mine, after our conversation she motivated me to embrace life to the fullest… even more than I already do.

We only live this crazy life one time.  Our time on earth is too short to have regrets.  Tim McGraw said it best “Live like you were dying” and I think Steve Jobs took it to another level when he said “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
— Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)… (Side note… God bless Steve Jobs.  He truly changed our world!)

What is on your list of things you want to do before you die?  Why haven’t you done them yet?  How would you feel if you went to the pearly gates and St. Peter reviewed your life with you and all you can think is “I wish I would have…”.

My favorite annual exercise is creating a vision board.  Every year I make a list of what kind of person I want to be more like, what things I want to do, places I want to go, and things I want to have.  Then I cut out pictures that represent all of these things, and then for the rest of the year I focus on all of the things on my board.  Everyone should have a vision board!

One of the reasons I wear Nike shoes is because they inspire me to “Just Do It”.   If this blog inspired you to do something you know you’ve always wanted to do… go put on your Nikes!

Just Do It

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One Response

  1. Zach Cook says:

    a vision board sounds awesome. never heard that one b4. I know what Im doing Jan 1. thanks

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