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All Or Nothing Day

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?



  1. Nabanita Dhar Nabanita Dhar August 1, 2016

    It makes so much sense, Corinne but we tend to forget, don’t we?
    Today I’m just trying to get through the day, working from home and taking care of M at the same time.
    This post is so inspiring especially that line by the 17 year old, I wish we all actually did that atleast a few days a month, if not week.
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  2. payal agarwal payal agarwal July 27, 2016

    Was going through some tough time. So my focus as for now is on all things positive. 🙂

  3. Martina McKeough Martina McKeough July 27, 2016

    When you read stories like these it puts some of our small worries into perspective. Of course we can’t all work towards our goals flat out every day but finding the time to do something that inspires us is hugely important. When people are prevented from doing something they love or that they are passionate about that is when they start to suffer from anxiety and depression. We need to nurture our souls!
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  4. Great post Corinne. I have to tell you, the moment 3 teams of drs. told me that I wouldn’t be here in a year something in my mind automatically went to a similar place as your post. It was all or nothing in so many, many ways and as with everyone, I am a work in progress. You are correct. The list goes on and on.. I love Zach Sobiech’s quote, “You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.” Wise words from a young man.

  5. Parul Thakur Parul Thakur July 26, 2016

    Love that quote. So so true of life and I wish more people see that. Today, I was in a session on strengthening work partnerships so my energies today are all about thinking how can I use the training to work and life. 🙂
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  6. Kathy Kathy July 26, 2016

    Hi Corinne! Thank you once again for reminding us to go “all in” no matter what we are doing. I just saw an inspiring video on FB done by Prince Ea….and he said a lot of the same things you just did. He said, “don’t be a ‘kinda'” person.” You know, that person that kinda will or won’t do something. In other words, all or nothing. Thanks as always for the inspiration. ~Kathy

  7. Ramya Ramya July 26, 2016

    Wow.. the quotes are very inspiring Corinne. If we try without being afraid of rejection or failure, we might win or lose but we already overcome our fear.

  8. Dashy Dashy July 26, 2016

    Their stories are inspiring, didn’t know such a day existed. It’s a good way to remind us to get things done sooner than never. As for me, my college starts tomorrow and the day is pretty busy with last minute meet up with friends, shopping and plenty of packing. 🙂
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  9. Rahul Bhatia Rahul Bhatia July 26, 2016

    That was a powerful statement… All or Nothing! Very inspiring

  10. Lata Sunil Lata Sunil July 26, 2016

    Its my mom’s birthday today. So, for me its all about loving her..

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