“Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” – Mark Twain

I know, I know traditional wisdom tells us NOT to put all of our eggs in one basket.  But what if traditional wisdom is wrong, what if by putting all of our eggs in one basket we could reach success… would you do it???

The reason we are told not to put all our eggs in one basket is mainly because of fear.  Because you know what happens if you put all of your eggs in one basket and something goes wrong…you have failed, right? Wrong.  Albert Einstein once said that it took him over 10,000 tries until he finally invented the lightbulb however he did not consider those to be failures.  In his eyes he had learned 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb.

When you tell people of a new idea, of something seemingly radical, they often freak out.  They let their own fears of taking a chance and going for that dream carry over to you.  Which is why people will often say that “you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”  But, sometimes that is what you have to do. 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors, full-time writers, bloggers, etc…had to, at one point in their life, take a chance and put all of their eggs in one basket.  Sure they could have failed, but the important thing is that they didn’t allow their fears, and the fears of others, get in the way of living their dream(s).

I’m not saying that you should go out right now and quit your day job, actually please don’t do that right now…you should probably think about it first.  But what I am saying is that one day there might come a time when you feel tired and spread thin, where all you want is to live your dream.

All I ask is if/when that day comes don’t let fear and “traditional wisdom” stop you from putting all of your eggs in one basket and living the life YOU want to live.

If you never take that chance and live your dream(s) then what is the point of dreaming at all???

Whimsically Yours,


Written by Patrice


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