Did you know that today, 26 July, is All or Nothing Day?

I found out about it only recently.

Here’s the philosophy behind the day which certainly resonates with me.

The Romans understood it so well they had a saying: “Carpe Diem” or seize the day. All Or Nothing Day takes that spirit and urges people to break through their barriers, ignore the fears that hold them back, and make that big commitment to a better life.

Whether it’s applying for a job, trying an extreme sport, or just saying ‘sorry’ to someone, everyone has something they would love to do if only they weren’t so scared. All Or Nothing Day is the day for the girding of loins, taking it on the chin, and confronting those fears. As it says, by breaking the deadlock you may end up with all or nothing, but at least the barrier is broken. You succeed or fail, but are no longer paralysed by indecision.

Seize the day; the rest of your life won’t wait forever. – via Days of The Year

When Zach Sobiech, a 17 year high school student found out that he was dying of cancer, he spent all of his time writing songs and lyrics that he wanted to leave as a legacy. His central, and most powerful message to us all is :

You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living. – Zach Sobiech



Heather Von St. James,  10-year mesothelioma survivor is giving her all or nothing to be an advocate for mesothelioma awareness. She makes sure her voice is counted among those who work for the banning  of asbestos. Read more about her story and connect with her on Twitter.

For your information Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Caused by asbestos, mesothelioma has no known cure and has a very poor prognosis.


Let’s give our all or nothing to fight against causes that our dear to us – for the rights of children, equal rights for women, cancer research, banning carcinogenic chemicals, keeping our water and environment safe……
The list can go on…

What are you giving your energies to today?