What Would You Do If
What would you do if you knew you would not or could not fail?
Take a second to think this through. Now is your chance to really dig deep.
What have you always wanted to do but keep putting off?
What have you always wanted to do but keep letting fear get in your way?
I’m not the first person to ask this question. Quite frankly, if you’ve ever worked with a coach chances are he or she might have asked you this before.
If you take the time to answer the question, and I mean really answer the question, the answers are likely to be equal parts surprising and empowering.
We often approach failure all wrong. We think if we don’t get something “right” the first time that it’s all over and back to the drawing board.
You’re right, though. That run is over and it’s time to go back to the proverbial drawing board. But you’re not failing, silly. You’re learning.
It’s difficult to understand this in the moment. That’s ok. There’s no rush.
The point is, don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t fall into the negative self talk trap where you think you’re a failure and you’ll never amount to anything.
The only way that’ll actually happen is if you keep up that train of thought. Let it go.
Back to the question at hand and let’s rephrase it a bit this time. What would you like to learn if you knew for certain that in a couple years you would be an absolute master at your craft? What would you want to spend hours upon hours reading, writing, learning, and doing that, although progress will be slow at the start, once you get past that tipping point everything seems to fall into place?
If you’d be willing, I’d love it if you would share your answers.