I enjoyed the article but it struck me that in Ned's exampe of "All or Nothing Thinking" that largely the choices he made were his own.
What about discussing "All or Nothing Thinking" when things are beyond your control; outside forces or situations that you have zero input into?
There are no silver medals in real life.
99% done = 0% delivered
Mediocre = uncompetitive
You either deliver results, right the first time, or you have zero credibility. Shades of grey thinking is for people who want to remain unemployed & living with parents, for life.