Go Big Or Go Home

Another post thanks to NaBloPoMo’s March prompts based on the themeĀ risks. But first, read my previous ‘risky’ post about When Risks Pay Off.

NaBloPoMo March 2013

Today’s prompt was to talk about my experience with the saying- go hard or go home.




Rather than share my experiences with it I wanted to discuss the saying itself.

Do I agree with it? Ahhhh…yes and no.

Let me explain…

In some contexts I definitely agree with it, but not necessarily 100% of the time either. In my BodyStep class or a workout I’m one to advocate giving it your all- because why waste the hour. Though I wouldn’t ever offer the alternative as ‘go home’.

But I don’t agree with it in another sense. Go hard or go home to me makes me think that if it’s not big, significant, hard or whatever it’s not worthwhile, important or a success. And that’s so not true.

You don’t have to go hard or big to have made a considerable difference. It’s almost like taking on the mentality of all or nothing. The thinking is so black and white.




So no I don’t agree with it in that sense, actually as a whole I don’t agree with it at all. But I do see the value in some aspects of the quote- particularly the ‘go big’.

Maybe I could rewrite it…let’s look what we can come up with:

Go big or small, just don’t go home.

Any effort is better than nothing.

Big or Small, it’s all worthwhile.

Go Big- only with ice cream….

oh wait, scratch that last one…or not. Ha!

  • What do you think of the saying ‘Go hard or go home’?
  • What would you rewrite ‘Go hard or go home’ to?


  1. Roxana says:

    I happen to agree with you. What about all those people that go one little step at a time? They may be shy or self conscious and they are going to take longer to accomplish whatever they want. And yet in a sense, I like them more that those that go big or go home. Go big or go home sounds like an all or nothing proposition. I would rather try 50% and at least I tried, than go home without even trying it all all.

    I hope this makes sense.
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    • BekatCrave says:

      Yes, I so agree! It’s like saying- if you don’t go big you aren’t good enough!
      Totally makes sense :) We’re on the same page :)

  2. I have this unfortunate association with that phrase. It was the unofficial motto of an ad agency that I worked at so that meant that we were supposed to work really long hours and drink a lot. Ha!
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  3. Michelle says:

    How about “Go Hard or Go Home (No really, if you’re sick or overtrained just go home and come back when you’re feeling better)


    • BekatCrave says:

      Haha! I love your take on the original :P Did you mean go hard AND go home?!
      Ps. It’s been playing on my mind for sometime…sorry to ask this but would you happen
      to be the Michelle that attends my classes, or a different Michelle? :)

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