I’ve seen this on paperweights and wall hangings and t-shirts. It’s an important question and one that I ask myself. But what is failure?
- Getting rejected or turned down? I think I’ve gotten pretty good at rolling with that, and it’s no longer what stops me from trying something.
- Not doing something perfectly? I’ve always been something of a perfectionist, so sometimes it is easier to not try than to do it imperfectly. But I’m getting better at that, too.
- Financially failing? I have lived well, but living within my means has never been easy. And failing financially is a big fear that I have. Stability and constancy has always been important. Knowing my income and where it was coming from. But do I feel like a failure now, that I have nothing stable going on? Not really… maybe it’s different when it’s through no fault. Or maybe losing a home to a natural disaster gives you even more perspective about what is really important – relationships and not things.
- I think losing relationships would be the most devastating form of failure to endure. But I wouldn’t attempt to do anything that would impair relationships, so it shouldn’t take away from a sense of adventure.
So if I knew I could not fail, what I would I attempt? I’ll keep thinking on that, and hope that you do, too!
Off to read!
2 thoughts on “Sense of Adventure: What would you attempt to do if…”
That is an absolutely amazing question which I actually never asked myself… wow…
Now I will sure keep thinking on that too…. Thanks for posting it.
Hang it on your wall! 🙂 Glad it got you thinking. And glad you’re reading – having your dessert – in little chunks every day!