What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Well for one play the lottery, am I right??
In all honesty, there are a lot of things that come to mind that I’d do if I knew 100% I’d come out successful. I’d go back to school, start a lifestyle blog, and quit my job. I’d sign up to an expensive gym, where I’d get a trainer or sign up for a marathon, I always wanted to say I did one of those. I think in real theory if I could do something and know I wouldn’t fail, I’d sign up for The Amazing Race. Is that TV show even still on? I think that would be so awesome. Travel the globe and then win a grand prize, is it money? More traveling? Maybe this is something I should look into….
I think though the more important question is, why do I think I am automatically going to fail? Why am I hesitant to do all of these things, why is the first reaction to my desire to do something, failure? I guess it’s the fear of unknown, or the work you need to put in to get to the success? I am sure there are a 100 different reason/factors for people.
I’d love to go into a plan or idea automatically thinking I’d be successful, what am amazing feeling that would be!! I don’t think its lack of confidence for me attempting these things. I think however, we are surrounded by negative sources or unrealistic expectations all day long. Its always headline news when a country or leader fails at something, rather than succeeds. Maybe your brain is trigger to automatically focus on this failure. It’s also incredibly hard to start any of these, okay I could cut out dairy from my diet, butttt I will probably fail at this. But like these bigger items, going back to school, or quitting my job to pursue a more creative outlet just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle or frankly my budget. I cant afford school right now, and I got bills to pay so I need to soul sucking 9-5 job.
I know there are ways to make all of these things work, when life gives you lemons you make spiked lemonade. Because I do not pursue these things, does this make me a bad person?? I see my friends who juggle being a single mom, and are killing it at school. Or my friends who just up and decide to move to Texas and say fuck it and buy a house in a weekend. I know if I put my heart into something I will be able to obtain it. Maybe I just don’t want something hard enough, or am I really just afraid I am going to fail??
I guess it’s something I need to work on, we doubt ourselves too often, when we shouldn’t. We are all fully capable of reaching a goal if we want it bad enough. And you know what, if you do fail, then you fail, and try again. I never thought I’d obtain a career, and I was successful there, never thought I’d travel like I did, and I damn well made sure I was successful there. Its so important to stand behind your dreams and goals. And also especially to support your love ones supports and dreams. We should all be everyone’s little personal cheering crowd, even if we might not think their glorious idea isn’t that great of an idea in your own mind. Advice I should follow more myself.
It’s a really interesting question to ask yourself. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?