National All or Nothing Day is celebrated every July 26 to encourage people to give their all to every task or dream they embark on. This can either be a sport, an assignment, a friendship, or even a Crossfit workout. The key is to break the limit your mind has set and allow yourself to take risks. Yes, it’s time you let out the daredevil within and dedicate the next 24 hours to achieving tasks you were too cautious to even think about doing before. Today is the day to break the rules and make your life super exciting!
History of National All or Nothing Day
The perfect way to live life is to put your all into something. If it’s an investment, you go all in. If it’s a business idea, you drop everything and give your all to that particular business. In the case of a hobby or a talent, many people dedicate every fiber of their being to that particular talent. This is the main essence of the saying “All or Nothing.”
According to the Cambridge dictionary, the term means either doing something completely or not doing it all. While it may seem easy to adapt to such a philosophy, the fact is, it is quite risky to put your all into something. Hence, it requires courage, confidence, and decision-making skills to invest everything into a decision and stick to it. And since this sort of attitude is so hard to achieve, National All or Nothing Day was formed. The purpose? To push people to take risks.
Being a risk-taker leads to ample new opportunities. Don’t believe us? History is flooded with risk-takers who gave their all to their dreams. This includes Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon. Though he was trained as a pilot in the navy, he decided to embark on a trip to the moon when he joined NASA. Another notable figure is Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard because he wanted to concentrate on Microsoft. Let’s not forget Henry Ford, who once upon a time reduced the prices of the Model T so much that he almost went bankrupt. This decision was taken only to maintain the demand for the brand.
National All or Nothing Day timeline
The song ‘All Or Nothing’ is recorded by Frank Sinatra.
The band O-Town releases their song ‘All Or Nothing.’
The band Westlife releases their hit ‘All Or Nothing.’
Bryan Adams releases his song ‘All Or Nothing.’
National All or Nothing Day FAQs
Who decides world days?
The United Nations General Assembly is responsible for coming up with relevant world days.
What is ‘all or nothing’?
The term means that something should be done fully and completely or it should not be done at all.
Why do I have an all-or-nothing mentality?
Having an all-or-nothing mentality means you evaluate your life in extreme terms and do not leave space for grey areas.
National All or Nothing Day Activities
Go bungee jumping
Bungee jumping is amongst one of the most daring activities that numerous people are yet to experience. Today, you have the opportunity to go all-in and try this amazing experience.
Visit a haunted house
Have a fascination with haunted houses? Now is the chance for you to visit one in your country or area. If the possibility of encountering real ghosts seems too scary, just head to an amusement park with a haunted house ride.
Do something exciting
Since today is about ‘all or nothing,’ do something that you haven’t done before such as driving to a new town, asking someone out on a date, etc.
5 Fun Facts About Taking Risks
Trust is important
Taking risks involves trust in yourself.
Nothing is confirmed
Risks always involve uncertainty.
A study shows that risk-takers are happier.
Mark Zuckerberg on risks
The Facebook founder believes the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
The few risk-takers
Risk-takers are a minority since only a few have the confidence to put everything on the line.
Why We Love National All or Nothing Day
It encourages you to try new things
Since the day is about going all out, it often motivates people to do things they have never done before. For those who never take risks, this can be an enlightening experience.
The saying ‘All or nothing’ itself is quite motivating and often pushes us to make a decision or invest ourselves completely in a cause. Hence, a day that is about ‘All or nothing’ can inspire quite a few of us to break out of our shells.
It motivates you to try your best
While being lazy in a job, relationship, or activity is natural, it can cause a lot of resentment in the future. This is why celebrating the day is essential to urge us to give our everything in every task.
National All or Nothing Day dates