In 1519 at the height of Spain’s colonial era, Hernando Cortes arrived at the Southern tip of Mexico with 508 soldiers, 100 sailors and 16 horses to conquer a nation of 6 million Aztec people.
When all his men were ashore, he ordered them to burn all the boats and told them that the only way back was to win or die. There’d be no retreat. In the end, Cortes’ men fought and won, if only out of sheer desperation for their lives.
The moral of the story aside; this is a powerful story of committing to a vision.